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Dear users, could you please provide some patterns where the perfect infinitive is used and correct me if am wrong 1. In the pattern he is thought/considered/ beleived/ seems/ likely to have done. 2. After some adjectives happy , glad, thankful to have done
3. In the third conditional- To have won the prize would have been great/ It would have been great to have won the prize. Are there any other patterns where to have V3 can bes used

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Vladv3. In the third conditional- To have won the prize would have been great/ It would have been great to have won the prize. Are there any other patterns where to have V3 can bes used

Note: Many grammarians advise against this construction, claiming that the following is the correct way to write it:

It would have been great to win the prize.

Nevertheless, a lot of people use both "have"s, as you have written it.

CJ

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Vladvto have won the prize

Is the VP above the substitute for the if-clause in the "3."? If so, is it grammatical?

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Vladvto have won the prize

Is the VP above the substitute for the if-clause in the "3."? If so, is it grammatical?

To have won the prize would have been great. /
It would have been great to have won the prize.

You can paraphrase these with if-clauses, but that doesn't mean they are direct substitutes for if-clauses. They are just different ways of saying something very similar. (Using an if-clause requires adding a subject for that clause, which means adding information that was not in the original statement above.)

It would have been great if [I / we / he / she / they / you] had won the prize.

CJ