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    A: You must've forgotten it at home...

    A: You must've forgotten it at home.
    B: I wouldn't have forgotten it there.

    Is using "wouldn't" corrrect here? If so, please tell me what exactly it means.

    Is "I will not have forgotten" the only correct one?
    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    Re: A: You must've forgotten it at home...

    You need a past form there. I will not have forgotten it doesn't work.

    In addition to the sentence you wrote, B could say I didn't forget it there. "Leave" would be more natural than "forget".
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    Re: A: You must've forgotten it at home...

    You could just about say I won't have left ​it there, in which 'will' expresses certainty. We don't 'forget' things in this way, we 'leave' them, as GS suggested.

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    Re: A: You must've forgotten it at home...

    "Won't" means "Will not" only. Isn't it? Kindly tell me why is using "Will not" wrong?
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    Re: A: You must've forgotten it at home...

    It's not wrong. I didn't say it was. It's simply that won't is far more common and natural in speech and informal writing.

    Incidentally, your question tag needs to be doesn't it?, not isn't it?

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    Re: A: You must've forgotten it at home...

    Thank you.
    '"Won't" means "Will not" only.' Here I mentally put "it" in place of "won't", and then said "Isn't it?". Is it wrong? How does "doesn't it" come? Please explain.
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    Re: A: You must've forgotten it at home...

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    Thank you.
    '"Won't" means "Will not" only.' Here I mentally put "it" in place of "won't", and then said "Isn't it?". Is it wrong? How does "doesn't it" come? Please explain.
    "Won't" means ... , doesn't it?


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    Re: A: You must've forgotten it at home...

    "I would have left it there". Kindly tell me if this alone is correct or should I use "I will have left it there" only.
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    Re: A: You must've forgotten it at home...

    Meya, the answers that apply to the negated sentences (e.g., "I wouldn't have left it there...") unfortunately don't necessarily apply to affirmative sentences, which in English often require a different structure. "I would have left it there" is possible, if the object is still lost, of if you're being accused of misplacing it. "I will have left it there" is theoretically possible, but I think hardly anyone uses the future anterior in casual speech any more, and you're guaranteed to have people respond, "What was that you said?" before being certain of what you said.

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