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    expression that would have been a monumental moment!, correct?

    A famous person in the field said to me "I met this popular guy xx in a conference" I wanted to respond by saying "you two gurus met? that would have been a monumental moment"
    does this grammatically make sense?
    Please advise. Thanks!
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    Re: expression that would have been a monumental moment!, correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Stat View Post
    A famous person in the field said to me "I met this popular guy xx in a conference" I wanted to respond by saying "You two gurus met? that would have been a monumental moment"
    does this grammatically make sense?
    First, two things.

    Please stop after you ask your question.

    If you thank me beforehand it makes me think you're not going to thank me later.

    As for your question, perhaps:

    That must have been a monumental moment.

    (It's probably a good thing you didn't say that.)

    Use "would have been" if it didn't actually happen.

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    Re: expression that would have been a monumental moment!, correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Stat View Post
    A famous person in the a particular field said to me "I met this popular guy, xx [name of person], in at a conference". I wanted to respond by saying "You two gurus met? That would have been a monumental moment."

    Does this grammatically make sense and is it grammatically correct?
    Please advise. Thanks!
    See above.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-Oct-2017 at 23:30. Reason: Fixing typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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