I knew how I can make Konjunktiv II (perfekt). I use this formula (hätten+infinitiv+modal verb im infinitiv): for example:

Ich hätte nicht so viel fernsehen dürfen.

but if verb is movement type, how should I make it? Should I use wären instead of hätten?
which one is correct?

Ich wäre mehr gehen sollen.

Ich hätte mehr gehen sollen.

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    "Should I use _wären instead of hätten?"_ No. What actually makes you think so? Please clarify that in your question. Jul 14, 2020 at 10:24
  • if there is a movement verb in a sentence, to make a Konjunktiv II (perfekt), should I use <wären> or <hätten>?
    – Toobatf
    Jul 14, 2020 at 10:55
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    The movement verb doesn't matter in that case, the primary relation is sollen. Jul 14, 2020 at 10:57

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These sentences contain the perfect of modal verbs. Modal verbs form their perfect with haben. The infinitive governed by the modal verb (marked as Vinf below) does not enter into the choice of perfect auxiliary.

Ich habe … Vinf dürfen.

You formed the subjunctive of the past correctly by putting the auxiliary into Konjunktiv II.

Ich hätte … Vinf dürfen.

Wäre appears when the modal verb is removed if Vinf forms the perfect with sein.

Ich wäre gegangen.


Ich hätte ferngesehen.

  • so, [Ich hätte mehr gehen sollen.] is in a correct form. and using wäre in this sentence is not acceptable?
    – Toobatf
    Jul 14, 2020 at 10:58
  • @Toobatf Yes on both counts.
    – David Vogt
    Jul 14, 2020 at 11:00

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