An example of would’ve is how a person is likely to have acted in a specific situation.
We would've been warmer if you had closed the window.
I would've gone if it hadn't rained.
That would've been nice to know.
Now, he could deliver what he'd always promised-- a life together-- yet she didn't feel like leaping for joy like she would've a year ago.
I would've spent every day with you, if you hadn't done what you did.
He sat down across from Deidre, and she would've tried to run again, if her body worked right.
Her eyes settled on a form across the street, so still and dark he would've been a shadow if not for his presence beneath a street lamp.