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    #1

    would have + participle

    If she had studied hard, she wouldŽve done well on the test.
    Instead of using this contraction, how natural is it for a native to say
    she would have done well or sheŽd have done well?

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    #2

    Re: would have + participle

    In writing, the non-contracted form is fine, but it will be contracted in speech. The "She'd have done" is okay, too.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 10-Nov-2008 at 21:45.

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    #3

    Re: would have + participle

    You mean "SheŽd have done".... I see.... Anyway, between the three of them, she wouldŽve done is the most common form in conversation, isnŽt it?

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    #4

    Re: would have + participle

    Yes, thank you, I fixed the typo.

    I'm pretty sure that I'd be more likely to say "She'd've done" in conversation and smush it all together. If any word did get broken out, it would be more likely to be "She would've done."

    But having said that, if someone said to me "She'd have done" I wouldn't think it sounded odd.

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