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what is the diffrence b/w this two ?

Post by Cool Boy » Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:46 pm

I would have done this .

I would have been done this .

can any body please tell me what is the meaning & exact difference b/w this two sentence .

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If anything wrong in this post then do correct me . Thanks .

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Post by Pirate » Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:22 pm

The 2nd sentence is wrong. To do something is active, something is done is passive.

somebody is done this makes no sense.
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Re: what is the diffrence b/w this two ?

Post by Guest » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:20 pm

Cool Boy wrote:I would have done this .

I would have been done this .

can any body please tell me what is the meaning & exact difference b/w this two sentence .

Thanks .
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I would have done this if you had given me a chance.=> third conditional, no possibility; conditional+perfect simple. We talk about a condition in the past that did not happen. (http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb ... onal_4.htm)

I would have been being done with the project if I had been given enough time on it.=> third conditional, no possibility; passive voice+conditional+perfect continuous. We talk about a condition in the past that did not happen. (http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb ... onal_4.htm) [This sentence can be written as, I would have done the project if I had been given enough time on it.]

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Post by GiddyGad » Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:20 am

"Somebody is done for and forgotten" does have sense! (lol).

'Had he seen me I'd have been done for'. This time I am lucky.

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Post by Pirate » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:46 pm

GiddyGad wrote:"Somebody is done for and forgotten" does have sense! (lol).
I didn't say that somebody is done for makes no sense.
somebody is done for = somebody is dead, or, his career is dead.

Sorry anyway, somebody is done means s/he is completely tired.

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Post by Guest » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:55 pm

pirate wrote: Sorry anyway, somebody is done means s/he is completely tired.
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Post by Pirate » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:14 pm

I am done = I am completely tired/exhausted

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Post by Guest » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:19 pm

pirate wrote:I am done = I am completely tired/exhausted
It doesn't have to be.

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