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    #1

    He said that she would be in the London.

    He said that she would be in the London.

    VS.

    He said that she would have been in the London.


    What difference do you native English speakers feel between them? I am sorry about dragging this issue out on and on, but if this is solved, I can feel that there will be no problem from now on. Please help me out and give me mercy

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    Re: He said that she would be in the London.

    He said that she would be in the London. (This means that the person planned/expected to be in London after the time of speaking)

    VS.

    He said that she would have been in the London. (This means that something had happened and at the time of speaking the person's plans to go to London had gone wrong.)

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    Re: He said that she would be in the London.

    He said that she would have been in London. (This means that something had happened and at the time of speaking the person's plans to go to London had gone wrong.)


    Thank you and this means it has two possible meanings?

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