Adele recently posted sth on Instagram. Apparently, she has cancelled two concerts and she is explaining why

In that post she says : I'm sorry for the nights you WOULD HAVE HAD with your loved ones and the memories you WOULD HAVE MADE together.

Now, I know she is talking hypothetically but what confuses me is whether she is talking about a hypothetical scenario in the FUTURE or in the PAST?

We normally use would have + pp for past time but in this case , the time of the concerts cancelled seem to not have passed since she says "I'm unable to perform over the weekend".

  • I don't know who Adele is, but meseems her English is faulty. One can be sorry for someone else or for doing something bad. And yes, the Past Perfect seems wrong here as well. If she had not canceled that concert her fans would have a great night tommow. – Ant_222 Jul 4 '17 at 13:32
  • She means that you would (otherwise could look back and) have had enjoyable nights and memories with them in the scenario where the concerts took place. – Yosef Baskin Jul 4 '17 at 13:38
  • Although no tweet should fairly be expected to be flawless -- therefore not usually for modeling -- Adele's lyrics have the power to get to the point using language of the street. That and her voice, humility, and catchy melodies explain the place she has taken. – Yosef Baskin Jul 4 '17 at 13:39
  • She's talking about a hypothetical situation in the future. And you really can't fault her for not saying "the nights you would be going to have had." – Peter Shor Jul 4 '17 at 15:23
  • @peter shor - so is it grammatically correct? We can use would have pp for a hypothetical scenario in the future or is it one of those things that native speaking people use but technically wrong? – Antonio Conte Jul 4 '17 at 17:00

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