What is the difference between these two sentences: "I thought you had left us" vs "I thought you would have left us" I believe there is a distinction, namely whether you did in fact leave or not. In that case, there are two options regarding this sentence, namely:
1) "I thought you ...left us, but you didn't!"
2) "I thought you ...left us and we were right!"
If this distinction is in fact true, which sentence would you use for which situation?