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    Talking Subject + would have + verb

    Could you tell me the meaning of the kind of sentence which has structure of "Subject + would have + verb"?
    When do we use it?
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    Re: Subject + would have + verb

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    Could you tell me the meaning of the kind of sentence which has structure of "Subject + would have + verb"?
    When do we use it?
    Thanks!
    What do you mean by "the meaning of the kind of sentence"?
    Try writing a sentence using the construction and we will see if you are using it correctly or where we might be able to help.

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    Re: Subject + would have + verb

    It could have one of several meanings. Post a sentence which has puzzled you, and we'll try to help. Don't forget to provide context.

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    Re: Subject + would have + verb

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    If you had invited me, I + would have + come to your party last night. But you did not invite me.

    Some people think that if the democracies had been very firm with country X during the 1930's, country X + would +

    not + have started World War II. But they were not firm.

    If Mona had studied hard last week, she + would have + passed the test today. But she did not study hard, so she

    did not pass the test today.


    Ms. X lived for a hundred years. She never married. But if she had married someone, she + would have + married

    only for love, not for money. But she never met the man of her dreams.

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    Re: Subject + would have + verb

    So, "would have +verb" expresses something we wil do in the past, the onliy thing is it was not truth.we didn't do that.

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