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    I need help to find the names of...

    could you please help me find the names of these tenses:

    1.would tell
    2.would be telling
    3.wold have told
    4.wold have been telling


    thank you


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    Re: I need help to find the names of...

    Quote Originally Posted by rosa87 View Post
    could you please help me find the names of these tenses:

    1.would tell
    2.would be telling
    3.wold have told
    4.wold have been telling


    thank you
    future in the past

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    Re: I need help to find the names of...

    I have seen them referred to as:
    1. Present conditional (would tell)
    2. Present continuous conditional (would be telling)
    3. Perfect conditional (would have told)
    4. Perfect conditional - continuous form (would have been telling)
    ... but I'm not a teacher! I hope it helps anyway

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    Re: I need help to find the names of...

    Quote Originally Posted by rosa87 View Post
    could you please help me find the names of these tenses:

    1.would tell
    2.would be telling
    3.wold have told
    4.wold have been telling


    thank you
    I agree with Ana, but there are not many people who recognize "conditional" as a tense. Nobody really knows what to call it, but some simple call it a construction. Disagreement about number tense goes on and on. The range of opinion goes from 2 to more than 20.

    present conditional
    present continuous/progressive conditional
    past/perfect conditional
    past/perfect continuous/progressive conditional

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    Re: I need help to find the names of...

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I agree with Ana, but there are not many people who recognize "conditional" as a tense. Nobody really knows what to call it, but some simple call it a construction. Disagreement about number tense goes on and on. The range of opinion goes from 2 to more than 20.

    present conditional
    present continuous/progressive conditional
    past/perfect conditional
    past/perfect continuous/progressive conditional
    thank you,it was a big help

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    Re: I need help to find the names of...

    Quote Originally Posted by rosa87 View Post
    thank you,it was a big help
    You're welcome.

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