Which sentence is correct?
1: You should have told me about it so I would have attended the party.
2: You should have told me about it so I could have attended the party.
- Chi girlLv 71 month ago
They're both correct, but with different meanings.
- ExpatLv 61 month ago
They have different meanings, so it really depends. #1 implies the speaker wanted to go, but didn’t know about it, and #2 suggests that the speaker couldn’t go without the person they’re addressing giving them permission to go.
- robert2020Lv 61 month ago
2. Is right.
But you can say ".....told me about it, so then I would have....."
Could attend. Being told about it gives you the option. So you would be able to attend then.Source(s): Native American English speaker.