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  • This is everyday grammar.

  • I'm Alice Bryant.

  • Can you think of something recent that you regret doing or not doing?

  • I can.

  • Today, for example, I left my clothes outside the dry all day.

  • At first it was sunny, but then it started pouring and the clothes got soaked.

  • I should have taken the close down sooner.

  • We used the phrase I should have to say that something did not happen.

  • But we wish it had happened.

  • We can use this phrase to talk about almost any kind of regret.

  • Big or small, the structure goes like this.

  • I should have plus past participle.

  • I used the past participle form of the verb take which is taken.

  • Listen, toe This speaker used the phrase I should have and note the past participle that comes after I was late for work today.

  • I should have gotten up earlier.

  • Did you catch the past participle?

  • It was gotten up from the verb.

  • Get up.

  • We can also use the negative form.

  • I should not have to express the same general idea like this.

  • I should not have slept so late.

  • And I should not have left my clothes outside all day.

  • Well, better luck next time.

This is everyday grammar.

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Everyday Grammar: Expressing Regret: I Should Have

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/25
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