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    I thought he might/would

    "I thought that he might have it but he didn't have it" or "I thought that he would have it but he didn't have it" or should I use "Might have had" or "Would have had"?

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    Re: I thought he might/would

    They are all possible in the right context and with correct punctuation.

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    Re: I thought he might/would

    Could you please tell me the difference. Where we have to use "would/might" and where we have to use "might have done/would have done?"

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    Re: I thought he might/would

    You provide some examples of how you think they should be used, with correct punctuation and capitalisation, and we will comment.

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    Re: I thought he might/would

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Could you please tell me the difference? Where do we have to use "would/might" and where do we have to use "might have done/would have done"? ?"
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I thought he might/would

    You would like the answer to that question, wouldn't you? (We certainly wouldn't use "might" instead of "would" there.)

    (If we had rules for the use of every possible word there would be so many rules nobody would be able to remember them all.)


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    Re: I thought he might/would

    "I thought he might have it but he didn't".

    "I thought he might have had it but he didn't".

    "I think he would go there".

    "I think he would have gone there".

    Please tell me the difference. I have clue but confused.
    Last edited by tufguy; 12-Feb-2015 at 09:19.

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    Re: I thought he might/would

    'Might have' and 'would go' refer to the time when the speaker says it.
    'Might have had' and 'would have gone' refer to the time before the speaker says it.
    I am not a teacher. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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    Re: I thought he might/would

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "I thought he might have it but he didn't".

    "I thought he might have had it but he didn't"

    "I think he would go there"

    "I think he woulr have gone there"

    Please tell me the difference. I have clue but confused.
    We asked you to give us sentences with correct punctuation. Where is the closing punctuation mark in sentences 2, 3 and 4?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I thought he might/would

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "I thought he might have it but he didn't".

    "I thought he might have had it but he didn't".

    "I think he would go there".

    "I think he would have gone there".

    Please tell me the difference. I have clue but confused.
    You are asking for the differences between hypothetical sentences that people might not ever say. What is the use in that?

    Something that is possible:

    I thought he had it, but he didn't.


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