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conditional perfect

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For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
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Noun

conditional perfect

  1. (grammar) A combination of the conditional mood and the perfect tense, roughly corresponding to English 'I would have...'
    "If I had known we were out of ketchup, I would have bought some at the store."

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