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1) Is there any instance, apart from in conditional III, that 'would have + past participle' is used?

Also, what is the function of would in this sentence?

I invited two of my friends to the party to ensure I would have someone to talk to.

2) Is would future in the past here?

3) Is this a grammatical tense simplification?

I invited two of my friends to the party to ensure I had someone to talk to.

Thanks a lot.
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1. Yes. I would have liked to see the concert but I didn't want to go alone.

2. There's no way of telling whether the sentence refers to the past or the future. So it could be a future in the past sentence but we can't be sure without a broader context.

3. Yes, if the party was in the past.
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English 1b31) Is there any instance, apart from in conditional III, that 'would have + past participle' is used?

Also, what is the function of would in this sentence?

I invited two of my friends to the party to ensure I would have someone to talk to.

Here in this sentense would is used to express that there is a fair possibility or a predictotion to get some one to talk with you as you have invited two of your friends. It is implied that al least one of them is a good speaker.

2) Is would future in the past here? to express a possibility or a condition.

3) Is this a grammatical tense simplification?the sense of the sentense chanes a bit.

I invited two of my friends to the party to ensure I had someone to talk to.

Thanks a lot.