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I came upon "to have reviewed" in two different writings as follow.

❶ It occurred to us that we didn't seem to have reviewed particularly many titles written by women.
❷ Think twice about trying to review absolutely everything. You probably won't have time to review everything. When your exams give you some degree of choice over which questions you should study, it can be better to have reviewed some things in depth, rather than everything at a superficial level.

"To have reviewed" in ❶ seems "perfect infinitive," as it means "we didn't seem that we had reviewed particularly many titles written by women".

"To have reviewed" in ❷ seems different as "it can be better to have reviewed some things" seems altered form of "it can be better to have some things reviewed".
Am I right?
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Hi,

I came upon "to have reviewed" in two different writings as follow.

❶ It occurred to us that we didn't seem to have reviewed particularly many titles written by women.

❷ Think twice about trying to review absolutely everything. You probably won't have time to review everything. When your exams give you some degree of choice over which questions you should study, it can be better to have reviewed some things in depth, rather than everything at a superficial level.

"To have reviewed" in ❶ seems "perfect infinitive," Yes as it means "we didn't seem that we had reviewed particularly many titles written by women".

"To have reviewed" in ❷ seems different as "it can be better to have reviewed some things" seems altered form of "it can be better to have some things reviewed".

No. In both your examples, the mening is similar. 'To have reviewed' means approximately 'to have the results of the review'.

Let's consider a simpler example.

At 9 am, Tom breaks his leg. At 9.05, or 3pm, he can say 'I have broken my leg'.

He has the results of the break, eg the pain and the inability to walk.

He can say 'To have the results of breaking my leg is a big nuisance'

or he can say 'To have broken my leg is a big nuisance' .

"It can be better to have reviewed some things in depth" means "It can be better to have the results of reviewing some things in depth".

Best wishes, Clive

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Thank, Clive.
Thanks, Clive.

For your clear illustration, and super example, I cannot thank you enough.