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Which sentence is correct between the following two:

1. I would have more benefited from this website if I know about it since my childhood.

2. I would have been more benefited from this website if I know about it since my childhood.
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Neither is completely correct.

I would have benefited more from this website if I had known about it since my childhood.

CJ
Thanks CJ!

Can you explain me the correct use of would have been in sentences as I have seen this at several places.

Regards

Mirch
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'Would have been' is the Conditional III of the passive voice for the verb 'benefit', but as CJ says, the passive is not the natural form to use with this verb.

If you did use it, your sentence would have to change: I would have been more benefited by this website if I had known about it in/during my childhood.

Conditional III talks about past events that never happened: here, you were not more benefitted because you did not know about it from childhood. Here are some other instances of such passive events that did not happen:

My talent would have been discovered if I had appeared on American Idol. (But I didn't appear on that TV show.)
My wife would have been promoted if he boss weren't a male chauvinist. (But he is a male chauvinist.)

'Be' can also be the main verb, not a passive auxiliary:

I would have been the queen if I had married the king. (But I didn't marry him.)
I wouldn't have been angry if you had just admitted your mistake. (But you didn't admit it.)
Thanks Mister!

To understand conditionals is indeed a difficult task. I think I need to practice it more to understand it properly.

Rrgards!

Mirch
With active voice in the main clause:

IF ... [present], ... WILL ...

IF ... [past*], ... WOULD ...

IF ... HAD [pp], ... WOULD HAVE [pp] ...

With passive voice in the main clause:

IF ... [present], ... WILL BE [pp] ...

IF ... [past*], ... WOULD BE [pp] ...

IF ... HAD [pp], ... WOULD HAVE BEEN [pp] ...

*was in this position is normally changed to were, though not all speakers make this change.

CJ
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My wife would been promoted if he boss weren't a male chauvinist
Now, is it not correct to write "My wife would be promoted if her boss were not a male chauvinist"? And what is the difference anyway please?

Please provide more examples pertaining to would be...I am not native English speaker and that is the reason I am struggling with these.

Thanks,
IK
I made a typing mistake a year ago that no one noticed until now. I've fixed it.

My wife would have been promoted (PAST) if her boss were not a male chauvinist. (PRESENT).— Mixed conditional: she was not promoted and her boss remains a MC.
My wife would be promoted (PRESENT) if her boss were not a male chauvinist. (PRESENT) — Conditional II: present unlikely. 
Hi. Please tell me what is the difference. I think both are correct. Thank you in advance.

1. If he were alive, he would have come back.
2. If he had been alive, he would have come back.

For the example mixed conditional sentence below, I think it denotes his never? having been rich and his not being rich now (not sure, though), and I think it is correct.

If he were rich, he would have helped her.
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