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    Question about Would (Have) thrown/threw

    In the early days, compassionate engineers would sometimes have thrown coal overboard in poor neighboarhoods.

    Could anyone help me explaining why it is incorrect to use such temporal conjugation?

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    Re: Question about Would (Have) thrown/threw

    As long as I know the form would+have is used on the 3rd hypothetical period, whereas in other cases it's just would+verb, even if it's something in the past.
    Anyway, it's something on which I need to be enlightened as well.

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