OK, so please look at the following sentence: “He wanted to call his daughter but the phone call would have had to have been monitored.”
It sounds very clunky to me but what do you, the native speakers, think? Is “have been” redundant here if we already used “would have had”? Does it convey the sense of the plusquamperfect? Like the call would be monitored before he conceived the desire to make it? Does the whole thing sound right?
What would you use, “would have had to have been” or “would have had to be”?