've been or 'd been or 'd have been

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've been or 'd been or 'd have been

Post by Frieda » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:05 am

I find it very difficult to find the right answer. Would you be so kind and help me with this sentence
“ we've got here on time after all“
“yes, but I a)'ve been /b) 'd have been or c) 'd been
In real trouble if you hadn' t been with me.

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Re: 've been or 'd been or 'd have been

Post by Joe » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:41 am

We've got here on time after all.

Yes, but I'd have been in real trouble if you hadn't been with me. :ok: (answer b)
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Re: 've been or 'd been or 'd have been

Post by jonathanrace » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:30 am

I'd have been.

This is an example of the 3rd conditional

It is used for situations in the past (that didn't happen) and their imaginary results.
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