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    would have/would has

    Although the subject is singular, why the answer isn’t ‘has witnessed’ but ‘have witnessed’

    Jay would have witnessed the robbery had he taken the usual route home this morning.

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    Re: would have/would has

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    It is an unreal conditional sentence,and we use would + infinitive.

    Jay would have witnessed the robbery had he taken the usual route home this morning. = If jay had taken the usual route home this morning, he would have witnessed the robbery.

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    #3

    Re: would have/would has

    Quote Originally Posted by gurpreetgill4u View Post
    I am not a teacher

    It is an unreal conditional sentence,and we use would + infinitive.

    Jay would have witnessed the robbery had he taken the usual route home this morning. = If jay had taken the usual route home this morning, he would have witnessed the robbery.
    This is a conditional sentence referring to the past; we use would/could/might+have+past participle in the main clause.
    Last edited by kilroy65; 03-Feb-2016 at 12:37. Reason: Deleting unnecessary comment

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