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    use of would have been

    Can you guide me in the use of would and would have been. I am not good at English so also correct if there is any mistake in this text.

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    Re: use of would have been

    Quote Originally Posted by zuby View Post
    Can you guide me in the use of would and would have been. I am not good at English so also correct if there is any mistake in this text.
    Hello, zuby, welcome to the forums.
    "Would" has several uses:
    It is the past tense of "will".
    It can be used to talk about past habits in the same way as "used to". "When I was young I would/used to go to school by bus" for example.
    It is used in conditional sentences, "If I were rich, I would buy a new car" for example.
    "Would have been" is used to talk about past hypothetical situations, "It would have been better not to go out in the snow, then I wouldn't have slipped and fallen". I did go out, I did slip and fall.

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    Re: use of would have been

    thanks. and how do we use would have??

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