present perfect vs simple past !

Mr.Naom

Senior Member
Spanish
In The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins I read the following :
" We were going to ride motorbikes from Paris to the Côte d’Azur, or all the way
down the Pacific coast of the USA, from Seattle to Los Angeles; we were going to follow in
Che Guevara’s tracks from Buenos Aires to Caracas. Maybe if I’d done all that, I wouldn’t
have ended up here . " why did she use present perfect instead simple past ? I mean " wouldn't end up here " ?
 
  • grassy

    Senior Member
    Polish
    It's not the present perfect tense but would + perfect infinitive, which is used in 3rd conditional sentences.
     
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