Jololiddin Rozmarov
Which one is correct? You had to see a doctor two days ago You must have seen a doctor two days ago Is the "had to" past form of must?
Nov 8, 2021 7:05 PM
Answers · 3
They can both be correct in the right context. "You had to see a doctor two days ago" Means that you were compelled to see a doctor two days ago. "You must have seen a doctor two days ago" Means that I have a reason to believe that you went to see a doctor two days ago. And yes, if you want to put "You must see a doctor" in the past form, you can say "you had to see a doctor"
November 8, 2021
You had to see a doctor is more grammatically correct, Also you must have seen a doctor 2 days ago is right, but the the first one is more of that you should have done that already..not at a specific time in the past..and now it is too late to do it, but the second one means that you of that you should have done that already 2 days ago not yesterday not any time in the past but 2 days before. Hope you got the answer ☺️ I am a professional teacher If you would like to get private lessons with me
November 8, 2021
You can also say, "You must have had seen a doctor two days ago." Meaning, you were supposed to have seen a doctor two days ago. Or, in American, you can say: "You should have seen a doctor two days ago." ;)
November 8, 2021
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