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    Smile difficult sentence

    hi at all
    in this sentence
    would have come out to see you,
    i don't understand "have come out"
    i only found come out in dictionary
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    Re: difficult sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    hi at all
    in this sentence
    would have come out to see you,
    i don't understand "have come out"
    i only found come out in dictionary
    thank you
    Maybe someone is indoors and needs to go outdoors (come out) to see somebody else.

    Just a student.

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    Re: difficult sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    hi at all
    in this sentence
    would have come out to see you,
    i don't understand "have come out"
    i only found come out in dictionary
    thank you
    (If I had known you were sick,) I would have come out to see you. I would have visited you.

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    Re: difficult sentence

    thank you for answers but i don't understand the using of have what is the difference between i would have come out and i would come out

    thank you

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    Re: difficult sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    thank you for answers but i don't understand the using of have what is the difference between i would have come out and i would come out

    thank you
    Let's make it easier by changing the phrasal verb 'come out' to 'come'.
    "would have come" is the past tense of "would come". "Come" is both the bare infinitive, the present form as well as the past participle.
    Consider:
    "would have eaten" is the past tense of "would eat". Here, the past participle of eat is eaten.
    Your original question suggests that you are looking at it as "I would [have come]".
    Try I [would have] [come].
    I would come if you wanted me to.
    I would have come if you had wanted me to.

    I would eat this if I was hungry.
    I would have eaten this if I had been hungry.

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