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    Would and would have done

    Hi guys,

    Please check this past imagination. "He wouldn't have imagined that when he would be studying, his mother would be shoping and his father would have completed painting(These all things happened and now we want to say that the person to whom all these things happened wouldn't have imagined all this).

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    Re: Would and would have done

    "He wouldn't have imagined that when he would be was studying, his mother would be shopping and his father would have completed painting."
    It's not a very elegant sentence, but the only serious error was the verb I changed.

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    Re: Would and would have done

    I knew that I had to use "was" there but I wanted to know whether we can also use "would"(I mean if we are saying the whole scenario as if we are imagining each and every thing).

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    Re: Would and would have done

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I knew that I had to use "was" there but I wanted to know whether we can also use "would"(I mean if we are saying the whole scenario as if we are imagining each and every thing).
    Here's a general principle: If you have to use one form, you can't (may not) use another form.
    Imagining something doesn't mean you can put 'would' on all the verbs.

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