Someone asked me what if horse had two legs how would it be look like?

I replied if horse had two legs then it would have been looked like same as you.

I just want to know in that reply am I grammatically correct or not?

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  • Please add more detail to explain what specifically is the confusing grammar? Otherwise this question will be closed as "proofreading". – Andrew Dec 22 '17 at 17:07
  • it would have been looked like same as you is syntactic garbage on many levels. – FumbleFingers Dec 22 '17 at 18:00
  • The verb look is not transitive in the sense of "appear", and so you're forming an invalid passive construction with have been looked. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Dec 22 '17 at 19:42

No, it is not correct.

Whenever you use continuous tenses, such as the present continuous (is looking), the past continuous (was looking), and the past perfect continuous (had been looking), a gerund is always required.

Instead, in replies like this, the present conditional is the best option:

If a horse had two legs, it would look the same as you.

  • But what if I said "would have been looked like" what would it signifies? – fusion Dec 23 '17 at 13:56
  • @fusion have been looked does not exist as a verb tense because you're combining a past participle (looked) with continuous tenses that require a gerund (looking). – Kman3 Dec 24 '17 at 18:50

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