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    Post "would have been" or "would be/been/had been"?

    In 2003, he was traveling a lot and a car would have been a good thing for him.
    In 2003, he was traveling a lot and a car would had been a good thing for him.
    In 2003, he was traveling a lot and a car would been a good thing for him.
    In 2003, he was traveling a lot and a car would be a good thing for him.

    Now he is not traveling anymore and he has a car.

    Would you be so kind as to tell me, which one is correct?

    Thank You so much!

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    Re: "would have been" or "would be/been/had been"?

    "Would have been" is correct. Also, please note the correct spelling of "travelling"
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: "would have been" or "would be/been/had been"?

    Ahem! "Traveling" is the correct spelling where I live.

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    Re: "would have been" or "would be/been/had been"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Ahem! "Traveling" is the correct spelling where I live.
    Is it really? Extraordinary......
    Harrumph!
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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