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(1)

She told me John might contact the manager.

(2)

She told me John might have contacted the manager.

The difference is that the action of contacting the manager happened at different times, right?

(1) means that the action of contacting the manager was possibly going to happen after the action of telling.

(2) means that the action of contacting the manager had possibly happened before the action of telling.

Is my understanding correct?

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    Yes you are correct. – Prime Mover Mar 5 at 19:46

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