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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    would have in the future

    Hi! Could I use "would have" in reference to events in the future that, due to certain events in the past, will not be happening?

    Had I not missed the plane, I would have made a huge sale at the tomorrow's trade show.

    Or should it be:

    Had I not missed the plane, I would make a huge sale at the tomorrow's trade show.

  2. stuartnz's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: would have in the future

    I'm not a teacher, but as I use and understand my native language, option number 1 is the only acceptable choice here. " Had I not missed the plane, I would have made a huge sale at the tomorrow's trade show."

  3. Newbie
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    #3

    Re: would have in the future

    Thanks. My inclination is also to use “would have”.
    However, I read somewhere that “would have” should not be used in describing the future.
    Also, considering the sentence
    “Had I not missed my plane, I would be home by tomorrow morning”,
    which I assume, perhaps mistakenly, to be correct, why don’t we use “would have” here? Should it be “would have been home”?
    Last edited by efrem; 28-Mar-2008 at 13:44. Reason: typo

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