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# Having walked for four hours in temperatures exceeding

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29 Sep 2012, 20:01
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Having walked for four hours in temperatures exceeding hundred degrees, the soldiers were as soaked as if having walked through a rainstorm.
(A) as if having walked
(B) as having walked
(C) as if walking
(D) as if they would have walked
(E) as if they had walked

why is wrong?
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30 Sep 2012, 03:40
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would refers to a future action in the past.
soldiers were as soaked after walking in temperatures exceeding hundred degrees for four hours.
Here walking in high temperature is compared to walking in rain storm.
So E is correct.
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30 Sep 2012, 09:11
mehtakaustubh wrote:
would refers to a future action in the past.
soldiers were as soaked after walking in temperatures exceeding hundred degrees for four hours.
Here walking in high temperature is compared to walking in rain storm.
So E is correct.

Very precise explanation Kaustabh!!!
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30 Sep 2012, 11:33
I would just like to add that
would is NOT only the past tense of a future action "will': it is also used as a conditional verb.
Also, a lot of test prep companies discard "having" constructions.
Having is probably the best constructions when it is used to express implication.
For example
Having not studied for weeks, Joey failed the test.
Having failed the driving test, Chandler tried to woo his way in.
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01 Oct 2012, 08:14
souvik101990 wrote:
I would just like to add that
would is NOT only the past tense of a future action "will': it is also used as a conditional verb.
Also, a lot of test prep companies discard "having" constructions.
Having is probably the best constructions when it is used to express implication.
For example
Having not studied for weeks, Joey failed the test.
Having failed the driving test, Chandler tried to woo his way in.

Please correct me if I m wrong.....we don't use "would" with If construction......
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01 Oct 2012, 12:17
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Hey is this a 700 level question?
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01 Oct 2012, 21:35
vivekdixit07 wrote:
souvik101990 wrote:
I would just like to add that
would is NOT only the past tense of a future action "will': it is also used as a conditional verb.
Also, a lot of test prep companies discard "having" constructions.
Having is probably the best constructions when it is used to express implication.
For example
Having not studied for weeks, Joey failed the test.
Having failed the driving test, Chandler tried to woo his way in.

Please correct me if I m wrong.....we don't use "would" with If construction......

Would is especially used with if construction to establish a hypothetical situation.
For example,
If I had taken the flight, I would have arrived on time.
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02 Oct 2012, 00:15
souvik101990 wrote:
vivekdixit07 wrote:
souvik101990 wrote:
I would just like to add that
would is NOT only the past tense of a future action "will': it is also used as a conditional verb.
Also, a lot of test prep companies discard "having" constructions.
Having is probably the best constructions when it is used to express implication.
For example
Having not studied for weeks, Joey failed the test.
Having failed the driving test, Chandler tried to woo his way in.

Please correct me if I m wrong.....we don't use "would" with If construction......

Would is especially used with if construction to establish a hypothetical situation.
For example,
If I had taken the flight, I would have arrived on time.

Using if and would together in same clause is incorrect, but if used in different clauses is OK.
In a IF x then y type constructions x and y are different clauses
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09 Dec 2018, 18:39
Having walked for four hours in temperatures exceeding hundred degrees, the soldiers were as soaked as if having walked through a rainstorm.
(A) as if having walked

(E) as if they had walked

I actually got this one incorrect "as if having walked"

I understand why E is correct
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21 Jan 2019, 16:17
Although I did it correct, I have one question here.

According to 3rd conditional,
If+ past perfect, Subject+ would+have+Vrd

But here "were" is used instead of "would have soaked".
Why am I wrong here?
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