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  1. Volcano1985's Avatar
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    #1

    Would...

    "It would be great"

    It has "past" or "future" meaning ?

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    #2

    Re: Would...

    Hi


    It would be great if you were here. [present regret]
    or

    It would have been great if you had been here.[ past regret]

    Best wishes

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    #3

    Re: Would...

    It has a conditional meaning.

    All the best,

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    #4

    Re: Would...

    I didnt mean "if clause"

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    #5

    Re: Would...

    It would be great is shortened from It would be great if....

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    #6

    Re: Would...

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    "It would be great"

    It has "past" or "future" meaning ?
    It has both present and future meaning. It doesn't refer to the past.

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