Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 month ago

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.

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    They're both correct, but with different meanings.

  • Expat
    Lv 6
    1 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. 

  • 1 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.
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