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    #1

    Can "She will perhaps have reached home by...

    Can "She will perhaps have reached home by now" be replaced by "She would have reached home by now", as "would" can be used to convey probability?

    P.S. Please correct any any errors above.

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    Re: Can "She will perhaps have reached home by...

    May is the natural choice. Would requires more text explaining why the stated event didn't happen. For example, She would have reached home by now if she hadn't missed the bus.
    I am not a teacher.

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