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    If the weather had been fine, we would have gone out.

    If the weather had been fine, we would have gone out.

    Can we also say "We might have gone out" or "We may have gone out"? I am confused because "Might have done" has a different meaning. Like "He is bleeding, he might have fallen down". Although you told me that "Would have done" and "might have done" can be used in future tense as well.


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    #2

    Re: If the weather had been fine, we would have gone out.

    I think we can say 'we might have gone out', which refers to a past possibility.
    I would not say 'we may have gone out' because we have not gone out.
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    Re: If the weather had been fine, we would have gone out.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Although you told me that "Would have done" and "might have done" can be used in future tense as well..
    Who told you that? May/might have done cannot be used 'in the future tense'. These forms do not have a future tense.

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    Re: If the weather had been fine, we would have gone out.

    I think he means something like 'We may/might have done so next Sunday', which refers to the future.
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    Re: If the weather had been fine, we would have gone out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Who told you that? May/might have done cannot be used 'in the future tense'. These forms do not have a future tense.
    But in one of my threads in which I had asked about the usage of "Would have done" and "Might have done" in future tense. You told me that these can be used in future tense as well in place of "Will have done". If we are less sure about something then "Would" or "Might" have done can be used (I gave the reference of a newspaper article as well). Is this incorrect?

    "I believe 50 years from now when you write history, one technology that would have changed human civilization is going to be the mobile internet." (This is the article I am refering to)


    "If the weather had been fine, we might have gone out" here "Might have done" is working as "Would have done" is it correct?
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    Re: If the weather had been fine, we would have gone out.

    Please provide a link to that thread.

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    Re: If the weather had been fine, we would have gone out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Please provide a link to that thread.
    I am also trying to search that but I think it has been removed. You can search "Would have done for future tufguy" on Google and you can get the link but it is not working. It has been removed I don't know why.

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    Re: If the weather had been fine, we would have gone out.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: If the weather had been fine, we would have gone out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Yes but it is not opening.

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    Re: If the weather had been fine, we would have gone out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...for-the-office

    Check out this one as well.

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