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    i m a bit confuse which 1 is correct,

    1)if i had a car,i would'nt have gone by bus.
    2)if i had a car,i would have'nt gone by bus.
    3)if i had a car,i would'nt have been gone by bus.
    4)if i had a car,i would have'nt been gone by bus.

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    Default Re: had,would have

    The first sentence is correct:

    1) If I had a car, I wouldn't have gone by bus.

    The second sentence is incorrect. Negative "not" (contracted form -n't) must attach itself to the first auxiliary verb, not to the second auxiliary verb, which is what we have here:

    2) If I had a car, I would haven't gone by bus.

    The third sentence is also incorrect. There can only be one past participle per verb phrase. Below we have two:

    3) If I had a car, I wouldn't have been gone by bus.

    The fourth sentence is also incorrect. Negative -n't is attached to the wrong auxiliary verb, and there are two many past participles:

    4) If I had a car, I would haven't been gone by bus.

    The correct form: -n't attaches to "would", the first auxiliary verb, and "wouldn't" goes with the past participle "gone":

    1) If I had a car, I wouldn't have gone by bus.

    Please Note
    i. Capitalize "I".
    ii. Contracted "not" looks like this, -n't, not like this, -'nt.

    All the best.

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    Wink Re: had,would have

    thank u so much casiopea,
    i really appreciated your guidance.I will strickly fallow this next time.

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    You're most welcome.

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