Would have been v would have had

JohnC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Would have been v would have had

In the example,  why is 'you would have been in trouble given as vous auriez eu des problems'? I would have expected 'vous auriez été .....'  What am I missing?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi John,

As Sean points out it depends on the expression you use and which auxiliary verb is used in that particular expression and not what the English says.

Avoir des problèmes ———> auriez eu des problèmes ( uses avoir not être )

Hope this helps !

SeanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Isn't this idiomatic?  "On est dans le petrin" vs. "On a des problemes" ?

Would have been v would have had

In the example,  why is 'you would have been in trouble given as vous auriez eu des problems'? I would have expected 'vous auriez été .....'  What am I missing?

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