When he was going there he might have that thing in mind.

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1) When he was going there he might have that thing in mind.

2) When he was going there he might have been thinking about that.

3) When he was going there he might have had that thing in mind. (This one is incorrect. Am I correct?)

Please check my sentences.
 

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In #1 the tense is wrong.

The others are grammatical.

Can you not think of more interesting examples?

When he was going to Paris he might have been thinking about a visit to the Louvre.

When he was going to London he might have had a cruise on the Thames in mind.
 

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I'd put a comma after "going there" in 2 and 3 (and in 1 if the tense were right).
 

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I am confused about it now. We say "I went there because I thought he might have it" but we say "when he was going there he might have had it in his mind". Why not "might have" here? Could you please explain this to me? Is it because we think about past-future in "I went there because I thought he might have it"?
 
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