Tagged: past participle

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Ought To Have + Past Participle

The structure ought to have + past participle is used to talk about things which were supposed to happen but did not. I ought to have sent the money yesterday, but I forgot. She ought to have been more careful....

Could Have + Past Participle

The structure could have + past participle is used to say that somebody was capable of doing something, but didn’t try to do it. He could have become the President if he had contested...

Present And Past Participle

Present participle The verb form ending in –ing. The present participle combines with the auxiliary be to form the progressive verb forms. She was crying. Alice was knitting. It can also occur in a...