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    #21

    Re: It would have been

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I have (auxiliary verb, present simple tense) been (auxiliary verb, third form (past participle)) dismissed (full/lexical verb, third form (past participle)).
    Been will always be used as an auxiliary verb in present/past/future perfect continuous tense like have been, has been etc. Am I right? Please clarify.

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    #22

    Re: It would have been

    'Been' will always be the form of BE used after HAVE in present perfect, present perfect continuous, past perfect continuous and all modal perfect constructions. It does not matter whether BE is functioning as a full/lexical or as an auxiliary verb.
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    #23

    Re: It would have been

    It would have been easy for me to list six things.

    I would have been easily list out six things.

    Are these sentences OK and do these sentences convey the same meaning?

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    #24

    Re: It would have been

    The second is not correct.

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    #25

    Re: It would have been

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    I understand "Have" will always be used in base form. Am I correct?
    It must be in the base form if used after a modal verb.
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    #26

    Re: It would have been

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    It must be in the base form if used after a modal verb.
    I understand modal verb is could, would, might etc and after that "have" will be used as a base form. Am I correct? Does base form mean "main verb"?

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    #27

    Re: It would have been

    Can you please help me understand why second one is incorrect in comparison to first one?

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    #28

    Re: It would have been

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No. "The sales targets have been missed three months in a row."
    May be missed follow "been" due to passive voice and in active voice it will not ( past participle can't follow the other past participle in any sentence). I am not very sure about it.

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    #29

    Re: It would have been

    Because "would have been easily list out" is wrong and has no meaning.

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    #30

    Re: It would have been

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Because "would have been easily list out" is wrong and has no meaning.
    It would have been easy for me to list six things.

    I would have been easily list out six things.

    Does it mean that that if I want to convey that at some time in the past I could have made a list of six things without any difficulty, the sentence will begin with "It" only. ( I am bit confused why we cant begin sentence with 'I") Please clarify

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