would+have +pp always confuse me dont grasp its usage if it is possability,persuption or expectation (2) Although this is not the outcome that we would have desired, at least it is now at an end. in this sentence it suggest (we did desire )or (we have desired)...what if i omit would and said(although this is not the outcome that we have desired) then ,what the difference in the meaning?
Sep 9, 2018 11:45 AM
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This is the outcome that we will have or willing to have. Oops it didn't happen! so; Although this is not the outcome that we would have desired , etc would is the past tense of will. Your sentence: Although this is not the outcome we have desired. This is grammatically correct but misses the nuance of what we were willing to have. You place the emphasis on desired. It misses the emphasis on what we 'wanted' to have happened.
September 9, 2018
In short, that depends on whether it is real or imaginary.
September 9, 2018
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