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    Modal+have+been

    Hello everyone;

    when the statement includes modal +have + been , do we include a form of 'be' in the 'addition'?

    " He might have been out of his mind,and so might have been she." is this correct?

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    Re: Modal+have+been

    Quote Originally Posted by btech86 View Post
    Hello everyone;

    when the statement includes modal +have + been , do we include a form of 'be' in the 'addition'?

    " He might have been out of his mind,and so might have been she." is this correct?
    No. "...and so might she."

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    Re: Modal+have+been

    ok..so we don't include 'have been' in the addition;however when giving a short answer should we use 'have been in the short answer; for example:

    could he have been out of his mind?
    -yes, he could have been.
    Is this correct?

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    Re: Modal+have+been

    Short answer: 'Yes, he could.'

    Shorter answer: 'Yes.'

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