Which part of tense is this sentence" He would be playing now"?

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    The sentence is sunjunctive

    .. but it is refering to something happening (or not happening) in the present.

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  • 8 months ago

    The modal verb "would" being used in the continuous tense can't be included in the arena of tense.There're certain modals like should,would,must,can,ought to,may belong to Modal verbs.

    Thanks.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Subjunctive mood, expressing an idea which is not true or factual, since he is not playing now.

    The verb of the remainder of the sentence is governed by the subjunctive mood, which can be tricky even for native speakers.

    "If he were uninjured, he would be playing now." or "He would be playing now if he were not injured" are both correct. You use the plural form of the state-of-being verb "is."

    • Gretchen S
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      Speaking of tricky, subjunctive mood has zero to do with tense. The subjunctive can occur with any tense.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Present tense. 'Now' is the active word.

    • Srikrishna8 months agoReport

      Sorry, but my sentence is telling about present time not tense.

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