Should Have / Shouldn't Have

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Should Have / Shouldnt Have - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    • Complete the sentences using should have or shouldn’t have and the verb in parentheses.
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    • You ________ (speak) to me before coming.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "should have". This is because the sentence is referring to a past action that should have been done before another action (coming). "Should have" is used to express regret or criticism about something that was not done in the past but would have been the right thing to do. In this case, the speaker is saying that the person should have spoken to them before coming.

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  • 2. 

    • Complete the sentences using should have or shouldn’t have and the verb in parentheses.
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    • I'm really tired today. I _______ (work) so late last night.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shouldn't have worked" or "should not have worked". This is because the speaker is expressing regret or a feeling that it was not necessary to work late last night. Using "shouldn't have" or "should not have" implies that it would have been better to avoid working late and that it was a mistake or a bad decision to do so.

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  • 3. 

    • Complete the sentences using should have or shouldn’t have and the verb in parentheses.
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    • I _______ (give) my boss my number. Now she calls me even on weekends.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shouldn't have given" or "should not have given". This is because the speaker regrets giving their boss their number, as it has resulted in the boss calling them even on weekends. Using "shouldn't have" or "should not have" implies that the speaker believes it was a mistake or something they should not have done.

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  • 4. 

    • Complete the sentences using should have or shouldn’t have and the verb in parentheses.
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    • I put on at least 3 kilos on my last vacation. I ________ (eat) so much.

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "shouldn't have eaten" or "should not have eaten". This is because the speaker regrets eating so much on their last vacation, which resulted in them gaining at least 3 kilos. Using "shouldn't have eaten" or "should not have eaten" expresses the idea that the action of eating too much was a mistake or something that the speaker believes they should not have done.

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  • 5. 

    • Complete the sentences using should have or shouldn’t have and the verb in parentheses.
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    • My last name is still incorrect. I _______ (correct) them.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "should have corrected." This is because the speaker is expressing regret or a missed opportunity in the past. They are saying that they had the responsibility or obligation to correct their last name, but they failed to do so.

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  • 6. 

    • Complete the sentences with should have, shouldn’t have, would have or wouldn’t have.
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    • There aren’t any rooms in that hotel. You _______ booked before!

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "should have." This is because the sentence is expressing regret or criticism for not booking a room in the hotel earlier. "Should have" is used to indicate that something was the correct or expected action in the past, but it was not done.

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  • 7. 

    • Complete the sentences with should have, shouldn’t have, would have or wouldn’t have.
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    • I'm so sorry I woke you up. I _______ called you if I knew you were sleeping.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shouldn't have". This is because the speaker is expressing regret for waking the person up and acknowledging that they made a mistake. The phrase "shouldn't have" implies that the speaker should not have done something in the past, in this case, calling the person when they knew they were sleeping.

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  • 8. 

    • Complete the sentences with should have, shouldn’t have, would have or wouldn’t have.
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    • I invited them over for dinner and they arrived two hour late. What ______ you ______ done?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would have". This is because "would have" is used to talk about imaginary or hypothetical situations in the past. In this case, the speaker is imagining a different outcome if the person had made a different choice. The sentence implies that the speaker believes the person should have done something differently in order to arrive on time for dinner.

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  • 9. 

    • Complete the sentences with should have, shouldn’t have, would have or wouldn’t have.
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    • We _________ visited her at the hospital. I hope she’s not hurt.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "should have". This is because the speaker expresses a regret or a missed opportunity in the past. They are saying that they regret not visiting her at the hospital and they hope she is not hurt.

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  • 10. 

    • Complete the sentences with should have, shouldn’t have, would have or wouldn’t have.
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    • I ________ told him I was going out. Now, he’s crying because he can’t go with me.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shouldn't have". This is because the speaker regrets telling him that they were going out, as it has caused him to cry because he can't go with them. The use of "shouldn't have" indicates that the speaker believes it was a mistake or wrong decision to inform him about their plans.

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