Would and Would have been

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Consider(Considers/Considered?) the following sentences:

 

(1) Previous generations no more dared tamper with the Brible than they would have risked altering the text of the Book of Genesis.

 

Will would they use "would have been risked" instead of "would risk"?

 

Another illustration is as below. What are the differences and similarities between

(1) I would risk my life to save you.

(2) I would have risked my life to save you.

 

or should I say "I will risk my life to save you?"

 

Thank you so much!

hypothethical will asked May 06 at 18:47 alan New member

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1) I would risk my life to save you.

You are talking about the future consequences that might arise  in the present.


(2) I would have risked my life to save you.

 

This is a conditional statement. Had I known that you were in problems, I would have risked my life to save you.

link comment answered May 07 at 07:30 Sanjay Contributor

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