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Could you confirm me, please? We did not ought to have trusted them. Is this means 'we have trusted them but we should not to do so'?
Feb 25, 2012 10:14 PM
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That is what it means, but it is not written in the clearest fashion. The closest way of saying it would be like this: We should not have trusted them. or We ought not have trusted them. Same thing.
February 25, 2012
Have to + Have V3 = Should + Have V3 = Ought to + Have V3 You should have attended the meeting yesterday. (but you didn’t He ought to have read the operation instruction before. (but he didn’t) We did not ought to have trusted them. but (we did) Yes , it is true ..
February 25, 2012
Yes that's right. We trusted them, but now we realize it was unwise to do so. We know now we shouldn't have trusted them.
February 25, 2012
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