I have a question about the usage of (would have +pp)

I've come across lots of sentences like these:

we’d rather do something else with the money we would have spent on a reception!

I would have felt a bit shameful about getting married even though it wasn’t what I wanted.

Wouldn't they have called your father to tell you it's closed by now?

She would have said no whatever we picked.

Iv'e been looking for it's usage for a while but all my attempts are in vain. So could you please tell me how do you use this tense as native speakers?


  • That question is too broad. The form is used for counterfactual conditionals. – Colin Fine Jun 28 '19 at 23:48
  • Please define what you mean by pp. (It's far better to actually spell it out in the title and body of your question.) – Jason Bassford Jun 29 '19 at 18:33
  • I mean with pp ,the past participle – Peter Jun 29 '19 at 18:54

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