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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?

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You already got "would not have passed" correctly in your question title, but in the body changed it to "would've not passed". :-) – ShreevatsaR Feb 6 '11 at 4:18
and how about will ? what is the differences. will not passed Blumergton. – user4642 Feb 7 '11 at 18:53
I think "will not passed" is not correct. Perhaps, it would be correct with "have": "We will not have passed Blumergton until midnight", but in this case it will be a reference to the future, while in my question they talk about the past. – brilliant Feb 7 '11 at 18:53
up vote 6 down vote accepted

It would be

Otherwise we would not have passed Blumergton

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

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I see. Thank you, Robusto!!! – brilliant Jan 15 '11 at 13:36
Also, in normal speech you would say wouldn't have instead of would not have. – Robusto Jan 15 '11 at 13:45

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