Jan 12, 2010, 10:45 AM
I have a question. Up to now I have learned that the structure" Would have pp" is used for conditional sentences type three. However, sometime when I am reading something, I am faced with some sentences that the abovementioned structure has been used in them , but they are not related to conditional sentences at all. For example, some days ago, I saw the following sentences:
"The third day, however, the old man would have seen his friend's body being carried to the churchyard for burial."
Would you please explain to me the use " Would have pp."