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    #1

    preferred to.......

    Hi

    1.I would preferred them to have kicked me out of my house when I was a kid.

    2. I preferred them to kick me out of my house when I was a kid.

    Maybe I should use the past perfect tense?

    Which is correct?


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    #2

    Re: preferred to.......

    correct version:
    I would prefer to have been kicked out of the house when I was a kid.


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    Re: preferred to.......

    1.I would have preferred to have been kicked out of the house when I was a kid.

    I would have preferred for them to have kicked me out of the house when I was a kid.

    2. I would have preferred that they had kicked me out of the house when I was a kid.

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    Re: preferred to.......

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    1.I would have preferred to have been kicked out of the house when I was a kid.

    I would have preferred for them to have kicked me out of the house when I was a kid.

    2. I would have preferred that they had kicked me out of the house when I was a kid.
    Hi

    Why did you use the past perfect in the last one and in others you did not?

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