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  1. Key Member
    Academic
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    #1

    would have liked/wanted

    Are these both correct:

    1-Last week, we wanted him to win the award. When he did, we were happy. Today we don't like him that much any more.
    2-Last week, we would have liked him to win the award. When he did, we were happy. Today we don't like him that much any more.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Retired English Teacher
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    #2

    Re: would have liked/wanted

    #1 is OK.

    I'd say 'We would have liked him to win the award. . .' when we already know that he didn't win it.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Sep-2012 at 07:59.

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