REGRET EXPRESSING REGRET REGRET = Something you did or did n’t do NOTE: Didn’t = past of do. Regret = mistake, a major mistake Example: John: “When I was in the university, instead of studying I went to the bar and I drank. The next day when the time came to write my test, I didn’t know the answers. I didn’t do my test well.” So, John said “ I regret it”
RULES • To express a regret. Should have and • shouldn’t have • I should have studied, • I shouldn’t have gone to the pub.” • [short form of should not] instead of should not we can use shouldn’t Negative
CONJUGATIONS John said, “ I failed the test, I should have studied.” I shouldn’t have gone to the pub.” The form has no change with the subject I + should have I shouldn’t have You should have You shouldn’t have He should have he shouldn’t have She should have She shouldn’t have Mary should have Mary shouldn’t have Mary and Lily should have Mary and Lily shouldn’t have
WITH PP Should have + Past participle form of the verb Past participle is the third form of the verb Present past Past participle For example: go went gone come came come decide decided decided. Example : Denise should have decided ( past participle) this before buying the tickets to London
. EXERCISE USE should have or shouldn’t have in the blanks 1. I ___________ shouted at you. I apologize. 2. We _____________left the office so late. We_____________ anticipated this bad traffic. 3. They ___________ sacked him. He was the most creative person on their team. 4. I __________ let her know what was happening but I forgot. 5. He ____________ sent everybody a reminder by email.
: ACTIVITY Match the column ‘A’ with column ‘B’ 1.They shouldn’t have. 2.Mr. Marcel should have 3.Gracie and Monty should have. 4. You shouldn’t have 5. They should have . • called the police to inform about the theft at home • invited him, he created a nuisance at the wedding • planned the excursion in this bad weather. • apologized for plucking flowers. • appointed a secretary to assist him.