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    #1

    would be better/had been better

    Hi,
    what is usage differnece for the below

    it would be better ,we don't take any action
    it had been better, we don't take any action

    if any mistake please correct
    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: would be better/had been better

    I am not a teacher.

    but i think, the second one is not in the correct form.
    Had been is generally using when an action was being done for a long period of time.
    example , i had been working there for one year.

    it had been moving since 1999. etc.

    would be is used in future tense. Also to show respect, would is used.

    i think thins is the correct context. if everybody is there, please clarify more.

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    #3

    Re: would be better/had been better

    Quote Originally Posted by danielenglish View Post
    Hi,
    what is usage differnece for the below

    it would be better ,we don't take any action
    it had been better, we don't take any action

    if any mistake please correct
    Thanks a lot
    It would be better, if we don't take any action.
    It would have been better, if we hadn't taken any action.

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    #4

    Re: would be better/had been better

    Thank you

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