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    That's what would happen and that's what would have happened.

    I heard both sentences use. These have the same meaning. Which one should I use?
    1. That's what would happen.
    2. That's what would have happened.

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    Re: That's what would happen and that's what would have happened.

    They do not have the same meaning.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: That's what would happen and that's what would have happened.

    Quote Originally Posted by arjitsharma View Post
    I have heard both sentences used. These They have the same meaning. Which one should I use?
    1. That's what would happen.
    2. That's what would have happened.
    They do not have the same meaning.
    1 is about the present - something that is likely to happen given a situation.
    2 is about the hypothetical past - something that was likely to happen but didn't.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: That's what would happen and that's what would have happened.

    Does "would" work for "does" in the first sentence?
    I don't understand it. When should I say?
    That's what would happen in real.

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