June 20, 2024

Would have + Past Participle

Would have + Past Participle

means we had a desire to do something, but the action didn’t take place or couldn’t accomplish in the past.

Would have meaning in Past situations 

Past indefinite/any past tense; otherwise, Subject + Would have + Past Participle + object.

Or 

Subject + Would have + Past Participle, but simple past

I would have met you in a resort, but we changed our plan.

I applied brakes on time; otherwise, I would have met with an accident.

I would have lent you money, but I didn’t have a single penny to give you.

Water was not coming; otherwise, I would have taken a bath in the morning.

I didn’t have time. Otherwise, I would have gone to the market to buy vegetables.

I didn’t have money; otherwise, I would have thrown the party.

I was sleeping that time; otherwise, I would have gone to the pub with them.

I got stuck in the traffic; otherwise, I would have attended the meeting.

I didn’t study hard at exams; otherwise, I would have passed with good marks.

Why didn’t you call me back? 

I didn’t have a balance on my mobile; otherwise, I would have called you.

I wasn’t able to access the website; otherwise, I would have sent you business mails.

Past unreal condition or past imagination:

If + past perfect, subject + Would have + Past Participle + object

If she had written an E-mail to me regarding holidays, I would have informed the authority.

If she had paid the bill, I would never have changed my thought.

If she had not provided me with food, I would have escaped from the human trafficking.

If he had not murdered him, I would have dealt with him.

If my brother had posted the letters, I would never have embarrassed in front of my relatives.

If I had worked on time, I would have been selected for the manager designation.

If I had not gone there, I would have been beaten by my friends.

If she had studied with the software, she would have had more time to crack the examinations.

Exercise: 

choose suitable words and fill the exercise related to Would have + Past Participle.

  1. I…….. brakes on time; otherwise, I would….. met with an accident. (apply……. Have)
  2. I was……… that time otherwise I would have…… to pub with them. (go/gone……. sleep/sleeping)
  3. I didn’t…….. balance in my mobile otherwise I…….. called you. (have/had…….. would/would have)
  4. I……..in the traffic otherwise I would have…….. the meeting. (get stuck/got stuck…….. attend/attended)
  5. I didn’t…….. hard at the time of exams otherwise I would have……. with good marks. (studied/study……… pass/passed)
  6. If she…………. (write) a letter to me regarding his financial problem, I would have informed the CEO.
  7. If she……… the bill, I would never have……. my thought. (has paid/had paid……….. change/changed)
  8. If they………. previous week, I would never have…… for money. (had studying/had been facing financial problem……….. ask/asked)
  9. If the luck………. on me, I……………… successful. (has smiled/had smiled………. Would have been/would have)
  10. If I had…………, I would have………. that car. (had money/have money…………. Bought/buy)

You may also like:

Different Uses of Would – English Grammar (grammarsolution.com)

Use of Would in Grammar – English Grammar (grammarsolution.com)

 

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