plz enlighten me
＿＿if I had arrived yesterday without letting you know beforehand?
A. Would you be surprised B. Would you have been surprised
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.
Consider: A: "Would you be surprised if explained all this to you [now or later]?" B: "Would you have been surprised if I had explained all this to you [yesterday]?" You can see that these mean different things, and you'd choose the one you needed in the circumstances. The use of "had arrived" makes it more difficult, but they still both work.
(I'm sure ems was after more than a guess. You need to try to work it out.)
Last edited by Raymott; 10-Apr-2013 at 14:35.