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    Default find the mistake

    He said that I must not park there.

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    Default Re: find the mistake

    No mistake. That could be heard at any time. e.g. "You must not do that." "She must do better in school."

    Better: He said I should not park there.

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    Default Re: find the mistake

    Thanks, but the sentence is in the past tense(said).
    The verb(must not) should be in the past too.

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    Default Re: find the mistake

    Really? What is the past of must?

    And what about this sentence:
    He said that I will be rich and famous one day.

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    Default Re: find the mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Really? What is the past of must?

    And what about this sentence:
    He said that I will be rich and famous one day.
    WE say that if the speech is just said,only in this case.

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    Default Re: find the mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    You may want to reconsider this matter. What is the verb? What do you think the past tense of the verb is?
    That is what I am asking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    In English, there is no past tense for must. One can use, "must", when referring to a past event but, "had to", is used more often.
    You are right.
    ok

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    Default Re: find the mistake

    Hi
    note not a teacher nor a native speaker

    He: You mustn't park there.

    That sentence can be said for necessity or compulsion in the future as well as in the present.
    I would put it into reported speech :

    He said that I wasn't allowed to park there. (present)
    or
    He said that I'm not allowed to park there. (future)

    for both meaning could be used :
    He said that I mustn't park there.

    On occasion it can be ambiguous,

    Cheers,

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