This is my sentence:

Users' ratings keep changing. For instance, if a user watches a movie today, he might give it 5 stars, while if he wanted to rate it after 1 year, he might not give it 5 starts because he would be watched more movies or not interested in it as he was the first time he watched it.

I feel that I make mistake when I wrote would be watched, but I'm not sure.

Tried to search bud couldn't' find the answer

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You're close, but not quite right! The correct wording is "he would have watched more movies". The rule of thumb is that we use be for things that you are, and have for things that you do. For example,

He would have eaten all the food
He would have learned more
He would have grown taller


He would be taller
He would be hungry
He would be looking out the window

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    In this case, "he would have watched" is correct and "he would watch" doesn't really make sense because we're talking about things that have happened between today and one year from now. This is assuming I understand the OP's question properly, of course!
    – stangdon
    Aug 6, 2016 at 21:32
  • @stangdon thank you, please could you help me in my new quesiotn if you got time ? Aug 6, 2016 at 21:35

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