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    #1

    would have been

    Hi guys,

    Would have done is used for the past imaginations, so if there is a tv serial that is no longer broadcasted on tv, so can I say "Flop show would have been the first tv serial which got released(or can I say that would have been released) with such weird name"

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    #2

    Re: would have been

    "Would have" {not "done"} is used for{not the} past imaginations, so if there is a TV serial that is no longer broadcast on TV, {omit so} can I say "Flop show would have been the first TV serial which got released with such a weird name? (or can I say that would have been released) You might, but the other sequence of tenses is preferable in my opinion.

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    #3

    Re: would have been

    Please help native speakers

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    Re: would have been

    I am not a teacher.

    I wouldn't say, "Flop show would have been the first tv serial..." unless it wasn't.

    Your example is of a (hypothetical) TV serial "that is no longer broadcast". Therefore it was broadcast. It either was or wasn't "the first TV serial which got released with such a weird name."

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    #5

    Re: would have been

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Please help native speakers
    Probus is a native speaker.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: would have been

    Probus is a native speaker.

    Whoops! Barb has already said it.
    Last edited by Boris Tatarenko; 07-May-2014 at 11:11. Reason: add whoops
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    #7

    Re: would have been

    But I want to say that I am not sure I am just assuming that it was so in that case I think "would have been" is appropriate.

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    #8

    Re: would have been

    Did you read post #2?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #9

    Re: would have been

    But I am not aware weather any other serial got released with this kind of weird name or not.

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    #10

    Re: would have been

    I am not a teacher.

    In that case,

    "Flop show may have been the first TV serial..."

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