Learn English – “Would not pass” or “would not have passed”

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Here is a situation:

(Jack and Dorothy are in the car)

Silence. They pass Blumergton. Dorothy looks out of the window, her face is obviously surprised.

Silence again. They pass Himilgreens.

Silence again.

Jack: "I must tell you something"

Dorothy: "What is it?"

Jack: "We are not going to Darwinhill"

Dorothy: "I know that"

Jack: "How come you know that?"

Dorothy: "Otherwise we would've not passed Blumergton"

or should it be "Otherwise we would not pass Blumergton" or should it be some other way?

Best Answer

It would be

Otherwise we would not have passed Blumergton

Normally, you would not separate would and not in that sentence.