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    Question I would never have gone into...

    ABC News chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser called the case concerning, adding that public health officials will need to investigate how the exposure occurred. While the CDC has said that any hospital is capable of safely treating Ebola, Besser said health care workers need training and practice using protective equipment to do so successfully. "I would never have gone into an Ebola ward in Africa without being dressed and decontaminated by experts," he said. "Health care workers here should expect no less."

    About the underlined part, does it mean that Besser had gone into an Ebola ward in Africa without being dressed and decontaminated by experts before,and if he had known the case earlier, he would not have done that?

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    Re: I would never have gone into...

    No, it simply means that he would not have gone into an Ebloa ward in Africa without being dressed and decontaminated by experts in the past. He wouldn't then and he wouldn't now. If he had said "I would have gone into an Ebloa ward...", that would mean that he would have gone, but with the never, he is saying that it is something which he wouldn't do.

    I hope this helps!

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    Re: I would never have gone into...

    Welcome to the forum.

    No — it means the opposite. Besser never went into an Ebola ward without the proper equipment and said care workers should not have to do so either.

    EDIT: cross-posted with TMF.

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    Re: I would never have gone into...

    Then why would he say "I would never have gone into..." instead of "I would never go into..."? What is the function of "have gone"? What's the difference between the two?
    Last edited by 嘟嘟嘟嘟; 24-Oct-2014 at 09:34.

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    Re: I would never have gone into...

    "I would never go" present or future. "I would never have gone" past until now.

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    Re: I would never have gone into...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I would never go" present or future. "I would never have gone" past until now.
    If I said " I have gone" it means I am died?

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    Re: I would never have gone into...

    'Die' is an intransitive verb, so you should say 'someone is dead' instead of 'someone is died'.

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