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The owners ________ have supplied more life jackets, but they didn’t. (past possibility)

 
 
 

The captain _______ have listened to earlier reports of icebergs in the area.(the correct thing- in the past)

 
 
 

If I had more time, I __________ have completed my homework.(circumstances)

 
 
 

I’m not sure why I did not win.I ___________ have been more aggressive at the start (option in past).

 
 
 

You _______ have asked my permission before you used my computer. I’m really angry with you.(the correct thing- in the past)

 
 
 

I _______ have never divorced him, if he hadn’t hit me. (circumstance in the past/past conditional)

 
 
 

I ______ have gone out with my friends but I wanted to watch the soccer game. (past option/possibility)

 
 
 

If I had known the truth, I ______ have told you. (past circumstance, not in your hands)

 
 
 

You _______ have woken up early yesterday. (the right thing to do in the past)

 
 
 

I ______ have bought the red dress, if I had enough money. (past circumstances)

 
 
 

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A lot of people get confused while using should/could/would with ‘have + past participle verb’.  In this lesson, you will understand the difference between three sentence structures and when to use them appropriately.

1. I should have completed my graduation : (‘should’ is used when a past duty/obligation not fulfilled. Also, when something was the correct thing to do in the past.)

You should have been more careful while travelling. (something that was the right thing to do in the past, but you didn’t)

2. I could have completed my graduation : (‘could’ is used to express a past possibility, or an option you had in the past).

You could have helped me yesterday . (you had the option to help, but you chose not to)

3. I would have completed my graduation : (‘would’ is used to express that you do or don’t do something due to circumstances and is used in past conditionals).

If I had gone to the beach, I would have gotten a tan. (it’s an imaginary of something in the past).

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