Where do I get examples of conditional perfect?
For example: If you already have (possess) it, you would have noticed a few changes.
Let's start with the perfect tense. The present perfect tense consists of the auxiliary verb "has" or "have" + past participle form of the main verb (the choice of had or have being determined by whether the subject is singular or plural). We have eaten. She has gone.
The past perfect tense consists of the auxiliary verb "had" + past participle. They had eaten. She had gone.
The future perfect tense consists of "will have" + past participle. They will have eaten. She will have gone.
We use the conditional perfect tense for something that might have happened in the past. We also use it in the main clause of Type III conditional sentences. The conditional perfect is created by adding "would have" before the past participle form of the main verb. They would have eaten .... She would have gone ....
The conditional perfect also can be formed using "could have" or "should have".
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