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    Default the use of ''would have done sth"

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    A writer in the 1980s compiled a book in Ancient Chinese, because the book would contain a lot of anicent Chinese quotations, and he chose to use the ancient language of China to write the book.

    So which tense should I use?:

    1. Since his book would contain many anicent Chinese quotations, he used Ancient Chinese to write it.
    2. Since his book would have contained many anicent Chinese quotations, he used Ancient Chinese to write it.

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    Default Re: the use of ''would have done sth"

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    Default Re: the use of ''would have done sth"





    Quote Originally Posted by nelson13 View Post
    Context:

    A writer in the 1980s compiled a book in Ancient Chinese, because the book would contain a lot of anicent
    ancient Chinese quotations, and he chose to use the ancient language of China to write the book.

    So which tense should I use?:

    1. Since his book would contain many
    anicent ancient Chinese quotations, he used Ancient Chinese to write it.
    2. Since his book would have contained many anicent
    ancient Chinese quotations, he used Ancient Chinese to write it.

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    Default Re: the use of ''would have done sth"

    Thank you for your answers and corrections. I will use WOULD CONTAIN.

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