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Mini lesson about advanced modal verbs for past regrets ​

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Mini lesson about advanced modal verbs for past regrets ​

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Betreff: I should have studied more! :|

Today's mini lesson is about how to use 'should(n't) + have + past participle' to talk about things that we regret in the past or to talk about how someone did something wrong in the past.

Lesson:

Should + have for past regrets
We can use should(n't) + have + past participle to talk about things that we regret in the past or to talk
about how someone did something wrong in the past.
• I failed the exam. I should have studied more.
• He missed the train. He should have left earlier.
• I was late for work. I shouldn't have gone dancing last night.
Let's review! Make a sentence using 'should(n't) + have + past participle'.

  1. You feel sick. You ____ (not / eat) so much cake.
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  2. He's tired today. He ____ (go) to bed earlier.
    ___________________________________________________________________________
  3. Lucy was nervous. She ____ (not / drink) so much coffee.
    ___________________________________________________________________________
  4. The children are grumpy. They ____ (eat) proper breakfast.
    ___________________________________________________________________________
  5. I'm stressed. I ____ (not / agree) to do so much work.
    ___________________________________________________________________________
  6. The student failed the test. He ____ (have) a good sleep the night before.
    ___________________________________________________________________________
  7. The kitchen is dirty. You ____ (clean) up.
    ___________________________________________________________________________
  8. We missed the meeting. We ____ (take) a taxi.
    ___________________________________________________________________________
  9. She didn't go to the party. She ____ (go).
    ___________________________________________________________________________
  10. I don't feel good. I ____ (go) to the gym earlier.
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    Answers
  1. You feel sick. You shouldn't have eaten so much cake.
  2. He's tired today. He should have gone to bed earlier.
  3. Lucy was nervous. She shouldn't have drunk so much coffee.
  4. The children are grumpy. They should have eaten proper breakfast.
  5. I'm stressed. I shouldn't have agreed to do so much work.
  6. The student failed the test. He should have had a good sleep the night before.
  7. The kitchen is dirty. You should have cleaned up.
  8. We missed the meeting. We should have taken a taxi.
  9. She didn't go to the party. She should have gone.
  10. I don't feel good. I should have gone to the gym earlier.

native: 🇩🇪, B2 : 🇬🇧, A2 : 🇪🇸

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