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    past perfect + would - correct form

    I have this sentence and I am not sure which one is correct form.

    I had hoped "that she would have answered my letter" or I had hoped "that she would answer my letter"

    Can someone help me?

    Thanks!

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    Re: past perfect + would - correct form

    Quote Originally Posted by laurash2610 View Post
    I have this sentence and I am not sure which one is correct form.

    I had hoped "that she would have answered my letter" or I had hoped "that she would answer my letter"

    Can someone help me?

    Thanks!
    Hi and welcome to the Forum ,

    IMO, both options are correct, but depending on the context, they express different things. Could you give us some more context so that we can help you decide which one fits in better?

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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