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    #1

    "I would have helped you"

    Could you please tell me clearly the meaning of below sentence:"I would have helped you".
    Please give me a context.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: "I would have helped you"

    You did not ask for help.
    The opportunity to ask for help is in the past.
    However, if you had asked me for help, I would have done so.

    You carried all those boxes to the third floor by yourself? Why didn't you ask me to carry some? I would have helped you.
    The room looks beautiful now that it is painted, but I know you hate painting. If you'd asked me, you know, I would have helped you. I could have painted,and you could have made me dinner!
    Last edited by Barb_D; 04-Jun-2012 at 19:50.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "I would have helped you"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    However, if you has had asked me for help, I would have done so.
    From one typo queen to another!

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    Re: "I would have helped you"

    Thanks
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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