Should Have

Should Have artinya “seharusnya telah”. Kata ini berhubungan sekali dengan Past Future Perfect Tense. Namun pada kesempatan ini, kita membahas secara lebih detail tentang penggunaan “Should Have” di dalam konteks penggunaannya di dalam kalimat.

Gunakan ‘should have’ untuk membicarakan kejadian dimasa lampau yang tidak terjadi.

* I should have let her know what was happening but I forgot.
* He should have sent everybody a reminder by email.
* They should have remembered that their guests don’t eat pork.

Gunakan ‘should have’ untuk berspekulasi tentang suatu kejadian yang mungkin terjadi atau mungkin saja tidak akan terjadi.

* She should have got the letter this morning. I expect she’ll give us a call about it later.
* He should have arrived at his office by now. Let’s try ringing him.
* They should have all read that first email by this stage. It’s time to send the next one.

Gunakan ‘should not have’ untuk ungkapan penyesalan di masa lalu.

* I shouldn’t have shouted at you. I apologise.
* We shouldn’t have left the office so late. We should have anticipated this bad traffic.
* They shouldn’t have sacked him. He was the most creative person on their team.

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