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Dear all,

The other day I happened to see an English teacher explaining different contexts to use "would have been". One of her examples is given below.

1) If I had gone to the party last night I would have been tired today. (Here I personally feel that that sentence should have been "If I had gone to the party last night I would be tired today". Kindly correct me if I am wrong.)

Thank you.

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cat navy 425Here I personally feel that that sentence should have been "If I had gone to the party last night I would be tired today".

I do too, but "would have been tired today" also works because it can be a summary of how the speaker has been feeling today up to the time he makes this comment on it. The speaker is saying that he/she hasn't been tired so far today.

CJ

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cat navy 425Kindly correct me if I am wrong

You are right, but we are often not very fussy about all that. And if it was the evening of the following day, she could be talking about her potential fatigue during the daylight hours.

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Now it is very clear. Thanks a lot CJ Sir.
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