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    • Join Date: Apr 2005
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    #1

    would have & would have been

    I would like to clarify the following sentences, i have to know which one is right and which is wrong.

    First Q:
    1. "If you would have done that you would have not got scolded" said ram.
    2." If you would have did that you would have not get scolded" said ram.


    second Q:

    1. " If you would have been see the mistake previously, you would not have been suffer now." said sam


    please tell me that the sentences i have mentioned are right, otherwise give me the example for "would have" and "would have been" and explian the same.

    Thanks in advance

    Ferose

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    #2

    Re: would have & would have been

    Sorry, they are all wrong.

    1. If you would have done that, you would not have gotten scolded.

    2. "Have did" is never correct. The perfect tense requires the correct tense of the word have plus the past participle of the verb. It would be has done or have done. Has seen not has saw. Careful, though, many English verbs have the same form in the simple past and the past participle:

    I walk to school every day. (present)
    I walked to school yesterday. (simple past)
    I have walked to school every day of my life. (present perfect)
    I had walked to school by myself until I was robbed. (past perfect)

    Question 2.

    If you would have seen the mistake previously, you would not be suffering now.

    Would have goes with an action verb:

    I would have written if I knew you were alive.

    Would have been acts as a linking verb:

    I would have been happy if I had known you were alive.


    • Join Date: Apr 2005
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    #3

    Re: would have & would have been

    Thanks for yor previous reply

    If I had seen the mistake previously, I would not have suffered now.
    If you had seen the mistake previously, you would not have to suffer now.

    Is this right!

    please advice.

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