Re: Had to turn those darn orders in, didn't you?
You had to go there, didn't you: You did something I don't approve of.
Originally Posted by LordOfTheRings
Often the "you" is omitted. Had to go there, didn't you? Had to say that, didn't you? Had to do that, didn't you?
All express disapproval of an action that the other person did, or at least, it anticipates a negative outcome as a result. The other person didn't "have to," but the speaker is saying that other person felt compelled to do it.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.