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Old May 22, 2010, 11:06 AM
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Is this a mistake?

Nunca habríamos conocido a Michael.

My book says: we would never had met Michael.

I think it should be: we would never have met.

By the way, if I said "we wouldn't ever have met M.", would that be correct?

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Old May 22, 2010, 11:40 AM
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Yes, it is a mistake.

"We wouldn't ever have met" is also correct.
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Old May 22, 2010, 11:42 AM
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We would have never met Michael.
We wouldn't have ever met Michael.

We would never have met Michael.
We wouldn't ever have met Michael.
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Old May 22, 2010, 11:43 AM
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OK, thank you both.
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Nunca habríamos conocido a Michael.

My book says: we would never had met Michael.

I think it should be: we would never have met.

By the way, if I said "we wouldn't ever have met M.", would that be correct?

Thanks.
I have a doubt about your question.
Your choices are correct and acceptable.

But could I telling you that I would write it of this way.
Never we have knew Michael before.

I hope that you can correcting me.
I'll be grateful with you.
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Old May 23, 2010, 01:33 AM
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I'm sorry, your sentence is wrong.
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Old May 23, 2010, 02:24 AM
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Nunca habríamos conocido a Michael.
My book says: we would never had met Michael.
Hello! While I get the possible variations indicated here, I don't think the option by the book is wrong at all. (It may be a bit dated, if anything).
You can do a Google search and find many examples of this subjunctive form. For example, If Grace was with us today, we would never had met Max and Sophia.
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Old May 23, 2010, 03:02 AM
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Yes, you're right, but... are they correct?
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Old May 23, 2010, 04:00 AM
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I am not an authority on it, but I would think so, (this usage of "had", if not very widespread, is correct.) Maybe Rusty or any other English native speaker can shed some more light here?
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Old May 23, 2010, 04:07 AM
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Thank you, Jpablo.

Anyway, as I'm sure that "would have" is correct, I prefer use this one.
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