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Because I always get confused of it, should I use would have if I am talking about something that could happen because of what someone did? For example:

If you told her, you would have seen the play. And if you didn't you would probably have seen it.

And should I also use it if I am telling a story about my fast and there is something that could also happen in the future but i expect to happen in the past. For example:

When I was a kid anything I expected would have happen and if I didn't it wouldn't have.

  • As you have a number of example sentences, it would be helpful to put them on their own line (on stackoverflow that means 2 lines spacing), and use the > character to start the line. This will make them clearer as quotes, and help us answer you specifically. (If you click "edit" on somebody else's question, you will be able to see the formatting you need - if it wasn't clear from the above). – Bilkokuya May 23 '18 at 13:26
  • And also you should never use a lower-case i when writing the first-person pronoun. Please don't rely on others to make these simple formatting improvements in the future. – J.R. May 23 '18 at 14:23
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How to use would have in a sentence:

If you had told me, I would have seen the play.

This would not have happened to me at any other time in my life.

I would have gone, if you had told me.

Anything I would have expected to happen when I was a child, did happen.

If I won the lottery, I would have a lot of money. [standard grammar]

Many people say: If I win the lottery, I would have a lot of money. [what you see and hear "out there" in the media, conversations and online]

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