Re: got a problem with ought to
You can use "ought to have arrived" in place of "should have arrived".
Originally Posted by ostap77
You can use: "ought to arrive" in place of "should arrive".
No, "They were supposed to arrive" means a different thing from "They ought to have arrived".
In the latter, the speaker is asserting that they came to the wrong decision. They have arrived at a decision different from what the speaker thinks is right.
In the former, the speaker is saying that it was supposed/expected that they would arrive at a different decision.
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