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    ammunayak is offline Newbie
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    Default difference between 'would be' and 'would have been'

    what is the difference between 'would be' and 'would have been'
    as in life would be much easier and life would have been much easier

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    svartnik is offline Banned
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    Default Re: difference between 'would be' and 'would have been'

    Quote Originally Posted by ammunayak View Post
    what is the difference between 'would be' and 'would have been'
    as in life would be much easier and life would have been much easier
    With 'would be', you think there is an existing possibility in the present that life is easier in the future or now.
    With 'would have been', the possibility no longer exists or may have never existed.

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    Default Re: difference between 'would be' and 'would have been'

    Quote Originally Posted by ammunayak View Post
    what is the difference between 'would be' and 'would have been'
    as in life would be much easier and life would have been much easier
    Life would be much easier if people were more tolerant.- condition in theory possible to fulfill [ if clause type II]
    Life would have been much easier if people had been more tolerant. -condition not possible to fulfill (too late) [if clause type III]

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    Default Re: difference between 'would be' and 'would have been'

    thank you for the response . I get the difference

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