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  1. Offroad's Avatar
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    #1

    had / would have

    Dear friends...

    A lot of air entered the room.
    A lot of air had entered the room.

    Does the second sentence imply that air did enter the room, or is it a conditional, like

    A lot of air would have entered the room.

    Thanks


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    #2

    Re: had / would have

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Dear friends...

    A lot of air entered the room.
    A lot of air had entered the room.

    Does the second sentence imply that air did enter the room, or is it a conditional, like

    A lot of air would have entered the room.

    Thanks
    Both sentences are in indicative mood.

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    #3

    Re: had / would have

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Dear friends...

    A lot of air entered the room.
    A lot of air had entered the room.

    Does the second sentence imply that air did enter the room, or is it a conditional, like

    A lot of air would have entered the room.

    Thanks
    No, it's the past perfect tense. It's strange that you have not come across this by now.
    Both sentences state explicitly that air entered the room.

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    #4

    Re: had / would have

    Yes, it is.

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    #5

    Re: had / would have

    [QUOTE=marciobarbalho;537966]Dear friends...

    A lot of air entered the room yesterday. - finished action
    A lot of air had entered the room.- past perfect
    A lot of air had entered the room when I arrived. - previous action



    A lot of fresh air would have entered the room if I had opened the windows. - 3rd type of if clause.

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