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    Would have + past participle

    Are these sentences natural?

    1, He would have come if he would have to.
    2, If he wanted to come he would have come.

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    Re: Would have + past participle

    Quote Originally Posted by Jadoon 84 View Post
    Are these sentences natural?

    1, He would have come if he would have to.
    2, If he had wanted to come he would have come. With the addition of "had", it's right.

    Thank you.
    The first makes no sense. I don't even know what you are trying to say.
    The second requires the past perfect at the beginning to precede "would have come" at the end. If you want to start it with "If he wanted to come" then you would follow it with "he would come".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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