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    To infinitive/to have past participle ?

    Could you please show me the difference between the two forms ? Such as "I'd like to meet her" and "I'd like to have met her" ?
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    Re: To infinitive/to have past participle ?

    "I'd like to meet her". It is my present wish that I will meet her in the future.
    "I'd like to have met her". It is my present regret that I did not meet her in the past.

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    Re: To infinitive/to have past participle ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Could you please show me the difference between the two forms ? Such as
    "I'd like to meet her" refers to the future (or the present)
    "I'd like to have met her" refers to the past
    Thank you very much !
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    Re: To infinitive/to have past participle ?

    Thank you !
    But that's for "...would like to..." I wonder there are other cases or not that we can use "...to have + past participle". For example: "I wanted to tell you that"
    Is it wrong to say "I want to have told you that" ?
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    Re: To infinitive/to have past participle ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Is it wrong to say "I want to have told you that" ?
    Yes that is incorrect.

    I am not a teacher -- just a native

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    Re: To infinitive/to have past participle ?

    You could say I wish I had told you that.

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    Re: To infinitive/to have past participle ?

    Quote Originally Posted by allenman View Post
    Yes that is incorrect.

    I am not a teacher -- just a native
    Haha, thank you ! That is an example to suggest that there is another kind of "...to have + past participle" beside "would like to have ..." or not ?
    Could any one please answer clearly that "would like to have + past participle" is the only case using the form "...to have + past participle" ?
    That's all I want to know through this thread !
    Thank you so much !

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    Re: To infinitive/to have past participle ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Could any one please answer clearly that "would like to have + past participle" is the only case using the form "...to have + past participle"?
    No.
    You ought to have known better.

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