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Should have
In this programme we examine should have - a way of talking about regrettable past actions.

Silvia Malkun from Colombia gets to grips with this grammar... and she explains to William why his wife is so angry with him!

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Find out more
When we want to talk about mistakes we made in the past, we can use 'should have' with a past participle.

Positive and Negative:

subject

should have / shouldn't have

past participle

 

Matt

should have

worn

a clean shirt.

He

shouldn't have

been

late.


Question form:

should / shouldn't

subject

have

past participle

 

Should

Matt

have

worn

a clean shirt?

Shouldn't

he

have

arrived

early?



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