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    If I hadn't gotten the bag, there would have been a lot more problem the following.

    Police officer: Why did you go out in search of the bag that the demised person had, leaving that person behind dying? Didn't you know he was wounded and about to die?

    Suspect: I went out to search the bag leaving him behind dying because "if I hadn't gotten the bag, there would have been a lot more problem the following day" (although this person couldn't find the bag anywhere).

    Is it correct to use "would have done" here?
    Last edited by tufguy; 08-Mar-2017 at 07:35.

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    Re: If I hadn't gotten the bag, there would have been a lot more problem the followin

    You haven't used 'would have done'.

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    Re: If I hadn't gotten the bag, there would have been a lot more problem the followin

    This is the second thread in which you have mentioned "would have done" but it is nowhere to be found in your post. In another thread, you claimed that I had used "would have done" but I had not used it.

    Do you understand that "would have done" is not the same as "would have known", "would have seen", "would have been" or any other three-word combination starting with "would have"?

    Here are three sentences that use "would have done":

    If I had known it was going to be so difficult, I would have done more preparation.
    They would have done their homework if they'd realised it was so important.
    If it hadn't rained, Jane would have done the gardening.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If I hadn't gotten the bag, there would have been a lot more problem the followin

    tufguy, did you start this thread to ask about the use of "would have + Vpp" or about the above scenario (which I don't understand)?

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    Re: If I hadn't gotten the bag, there would have been a lot more problem the followin

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    tufguy, did you start this thread to ask about the use of "would have + Vpp" or about the above scenario (which I don't understand)?
    The use of "would have +pp". I have described a scenario. Please read it and please tell me whether I am correct or not.

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    Re: If I hadn't gotten the bag, there would have been a lot more problem the followin

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    This is the second thread in which you have mentioned "would have done" but it is nowhere to be found in your post. In another thread, you claimed that I had used "would have done" but I had not used it.

    Do you understand that "would have done" is not the same as "would have known", "would have seen", "would have been" or any other three-word combination starting with "would have"?

    Here are three sentences that use "would have done":

    If I had known it was going to be so difficult, I would have done more preparation.
    They would have done their homework if they'd realised it was so important.
    If it hadn't rained, Jane would have done the gardening.
    Okay, sorry I was talking about the "would have +pp" structure.

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    Re: If I hadn't gotten the bag, there would have been a lot more problem the followin

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You haven't used 'would have done'.
    I meant "would have done structure".

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    Re: If I hadn't gotten the bag, there would have been a lot more problem the followin

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    The use of "would have + Vpp". I have described a scenario. Please read it and please tell me whether I am correct or not.
    Because I don't understand your scenario, I'll simplify it:

    Chief Inspector: Sergeant Boyden, why did you leave the dying man behind and go searching for his bag?

    Sergeant Boyden: Sir, if I hadn't done so, we would have lost all the evidence.
    Last edited by teechar; 07-Mar-2017 at 18:25.

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    Re: If I hadn't gotten the bag, there would have been a lot more problem the followin

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I meant "would have done structure".
    There is no such thing as the "would have done structure". As you were shown in post #4 and you then confirmed in post #5, you are asking about "would have + past participle".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If I hadn't gotten the bag, there would have been a lot more problem the followin

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Because I don't understand your scenario, I'll simplify it:

    Chief Inspector: Sergeant Boyden, why did you leave the dying man behind and go searching for his bag?

    Sergeant Boyden: Sir, if I hadn't done so, we would have lost all the evidence.
    But "sergeant Boyden" couldn't find the bag. Is it still correct to use "if I hadn't done so, we would have lost all the evidence"?

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