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Usage of "would have" and "would have been"



 
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Usage of "would have" and "would have been" #1 (permalink) Sat Jul 19, 2008 18:29 pm   Usage of "would have" and "would have been"
 

I just wanna to usage of would have and would have been.
it's not very clear to me when to would have and when to use would have been in a sentence. explain both with examples so that i can understand it well. :) :)
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hello everyone... #2 (permalink) Sun Jul 20, 2008 14:42 pm   hello everyone...
 

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'Would have' is a past conditional auxiliary verb phrase, and most or all main verbs can join with it:

He would have been late if he hadn't caught that train.
I would have met you at the station if I'd known you were coming
They would have seen us if they had been watching TV.


When 'would have' stands alone, 'have' is the main verb, and 'would' is a present conditional auxiliary verb:

I would have a sandwich if you want to make me one.
She would have a good time if she comes to the party
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Usage of "would have" and "would have been" #3 (permalink) Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:45 am   Usage of "would have" and "would have been"
 

my doubt is about the usage of would have and would have been. i want to know the difference between would have and would have been. how can i make out that when to use would have and when to use would have been in a sentence....
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Usage of "would have" and "would have been" #4 (permalink) Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:28 am   Usage of "would have" and "would have been"
 

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I am curious, sheel: did you read my post? It told you the difference.
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Usage of "would have" and "would have been" #5 (permalink) Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:34 am   Usage of "would have" and "would have been"
 

Mister Micawber wrote:
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I am curious, sheel: did you read my post? It told you the difference.
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But Sheel is asking about when each is used. For example, "would have been" when talking about something that didn't happen, is contrary to fact, etc. All you've done is offer the syntax and the names of each form.
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Usage of "would have" and "would have been" #6 (permalink) Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:37 am   Usage of "would have" and "would have been"
 

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Then how about giving a hand? I'm teaching now.
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Usage of "would have" and "would have been" #7 (permalink) Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:46 am   Usage of "would have" and "would have been"
 

Mister Micawber wrote:
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Then how about giving a hand? I'm teaching now.
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And I'm administrating. Sheel will have to wait, but could begin here:

"would have been"

http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-conditional_4.htm
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