Would-ve meaning

wyo͝odəv
Would've is defined as would have, or you meant to do something but couldn't.

An example of would’ve is how a person is likely to have acted in a specific situation.

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Would have.
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Would have; indicating a non-occurring action or state that was conditional on another non-occurring event in the past.

We would've been warmer if you had closed the window.

I would've gone if it hadn't rained.

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