https://www.duolingo.com/Att474819

Swahili, past conditional

Among others: Ningalipika ningalikula... the English pair says: If I had cooked, I would have been eaten.

It would be a pity, indeed, if I happened to be eaten and not the food I cooked.

Could this (and alike) passive perfect infinitive be changed into continuous perfect infinitive? "If I had cooked, I would have been eating."

5/15/2017, 6:19:48 AM

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I think the 'been' is just extra. 'If I had cooked, I would have eaten.''

5/20/2017, 3:53:59 PM

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Yes, an "extra modifying feature" which turns the meaning into passive

:-D

5/20/2017, 3:58:04 PM

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Well, there are lots of mistakes in this course :P

5/20/2017, 5:14:31 PM
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