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    #1

    I would have been 13.

    Supposing I had a car accident several years ago when I was between 12-15 which I can't remember exactly.

    When I tell someone about the time of the accident, which one is more appropriate?

    I would have been 13.

    I might have been 13.

    I could have been 13.

    I might be 13.
    I could be 13.
    Last edited by lagoo; 27-Feb-2017 at 05:01.

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    #2

    Re: I would have been 13.

    There are only two numbers between 12 and 15.

    'I had an accident when I was 13 or 14.'

    'I had an accident in my early teens.'

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    #3

    Re: I would have been 13.

    If you're really not sure how old you were, use "I would/must have been between 12 and 15".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: I would have been 13.

    I would have been 13.


    I might have been 13.


    I could have been 13.


    I might be 13.
    I could be 13.
    The first three are correct sentences, though they change the meaning from your original. The last two would refer to prefer to present time, so don't work in this context.

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