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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    and neither would he have

    Is the following sentence correct:
    Something extraordinary must have taken place, otherwise she wouldn't have come back and neither would he have.

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    #2

    Re: and neither would he have

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: and neither would he have

    That final 'have' after 'he' is often left off, as it's understood.
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    #4

    Re: and neither would he have

    I find it more natural without the final "have".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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