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  1. John china
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    correct sentence structure

    Hi,

    Could you correct me in the following two sentences:

    1) As you would have known by now,....

    2) As you would had known by now,...


    Many thanks!

    John.

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    Re: correct sentence structure

    Hello John china


    ... would have known by now ...

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    Re: correct sentence structure

    Or,

    As you will now know....

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    Re: correct sentence structure

    Or,
    "As you will have discovered by now".

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    Re: correct sentence structure

    Or,
    As would have become apparent to you by now ...

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    #6

    Re: correct sentence structure

    Excuse me, but you've shifted a key aspect of the original post.

    Would have known vs. will know.

    The original carries the sense that you don't know - but you would have (if you'd been paying attention, perhaps).

    However, the "As you will now know...." and "As you will have discovered by now" suggestions lose that distinction.

    (That aside, my contribution to the fun is: Is should be intuitively obvious to even the most casual observer... (An honest-to-God quote from my linear algebra textbook.))
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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