I was told that you should have tried
Thanks for the answers in connection with my latest question! They were really useful!
Here I have an another question.
Imagine a phone conversation in a hotel which is about an advice given by the receptionist to the guest that he will have to try to connect to a wi-fi link if he wants to have internet.
The main part of the conversation is the following:
I was told that you should have tried/try to connect to one of the links provided
My question concerns the future situation,because somehow i can't imagine to tell someone a future situation in the past it's more natural to me to express the situation with "you should try" and not with "you should have tried"
this is the reason why I used the following at least:I was told that you would have to try to connect to....
It seemed to me the most natural way to express it.Was I right about it? Thanks for your answers:)
Re: I was told that you should have tried
I am confused about who is speaking the line you are having problems with.
Originally Posted by Ryepower92
If it is the hotel guest, then he would say "I was told [by the receptionist] that I should have tried/I should try to connect to the internet using the WiFi connection".
If it's the receptionist, then he/she would say "I told the guest that he should have tried/he should try to connect to the internet using the WiFi connection".