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  1. beachboy's Avatar
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    #1

    to be having x to have been having

    When I got home last night, my neighbor seemed to be having/to have been having a party.
    If both sentences are right, which one would a native be more likely to say?

  2. Barb_D's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: to be having x to have been having

    ... it looked like my neighbor was having a party.
    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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