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Would+infinitive without to #1 (permalink) Sun Apr 09, 2006 14:55 pm   Would+infinitive without to
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #83 "Past Participle Sentences", question 9

I would have ......... pictures from my trip, if I had had a camera.

(a) took
(b) take
(c) taken
(d) had took

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #83 "Past Participle Sentences", answer 9

I would have taken pictures from my trip, if I had had a camera.

Correct answer: (c) taken

Your answer was: incorrect
I would have take pictures from my trip, if I had had a camera.
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Would+infinitive without to #2 (permalink) Mon Apr 10, 2006 14:29 pm   Would+infinitive without to
 

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Conditional I: I will take pictures if I have a camera.
Conditional II: I would take pictures if I had a camera.
Conditional III: I would have taken pictures if I had had a camera.
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Would+infinitive without to #3 (permalink) Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:17 am   Would+infinitive without to
 

But in this case you've got a mix of Conditional II and Conditional III.

If you ignore the conditionals, and only look at how to build verbs:

would have take is always incorrect !!!
would have took is always incorrect !!!
would take is grammatically correct
would have taken is grammatically correct

Because you already had the would have part, the only possible correct answer is taken.

However, I have to admit, I've actually heard native speakers say "would have took". :x

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Would+infinitive without to #4 (permalink) Mon Apr 12, 2010 21:14 pm   Would+infinitive without to
 

Hi Mister Micawber,
I`m really confused, if there was another choice(had taken) wouldn`t it be correct too.
the sentence will be:I would have had taken pictures from my trip, if I had had a camera.
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Would+infinitive without to #5 (permalink) Mon Apr 12, 2010 21:35 pm   Would+infinitive without to
 

Sorry Mouhannad, that choice doesn't exist. Your sentence should read:

"I would have taken pictures from my trip, if I had had a camera."
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