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    #1

    would have done

    1)can we use would/might/must have done for the future reference or not

    2)I am confused about this sentence, she leaves before he can hurt her(or he could hurt her), Pls explain with some examples

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    #2

    Re: would have done

    1 Yes, sometimes:
    I might have done it tomorrow. (At the time of speaking the person knows that they will not do it tomorrow- they may already have done it or not be prepared to do it tomorrow.)
    2 Both are possible- what's the context?

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    #3

    Re: would have done

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    She leaves before he can hurt her.
    She left before he could hurt her.
    {Suggests certainty that he would have abused her, had she stayed.}


    She leaves before he might hurt her.
    She left before he might have hurt her.
    {Suggests it was just a possibility that the relationship would have turned abusive.}

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    #4

    Re: would have done

    but is it possible to say the work would have been completed by next month(pls ellaborate).

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    #5

    Re: would have done

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    But is it possible to say the work would have been completed by next month?
    In the right context, yes. For example: "If it hadn't been for the bad weather the work wouid have been completed by next month".

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    #6

    Re: would have done

    pls tell, whether it can replace will have done or not or if yes in what condition

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