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    Hello,

    As we know we can use 'today' with past tense...For example,

    Why Didn't you come to work today?

    My question is:Do all the past tenses contain this? For example,

    Now It is about 10 pm. and John had homework that he needed to do.But He hasn't done it yet.And

    Chriss:You should have finished your homework today?Why Didn't you do it today?

    or

    You had to finish your homework today?Why Didn't you do it today?

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    You were going to finish your homework today?Why Didn't you do it today?

    Can we use like that?Thanks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    Chriss: You should have finished your homework today ?. Why D didn't you do it today?

    You had to finish your homework today?. Why D didn't you do it today?

    You were going to finish your homework today?. Why D didn't you do it today?
    Please note that we leave a space after punctuation marks.

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    Is it also ok to 'this week , this summer, this year....' ?

    We have a company and we haven't earned enough money for this year yet and,

    We should have worked and sold enough products this year and I want to ask why you couldn't it.

    Note:'should have+ v3' is used for past form but we can use for 'today, this summer,....etc' in this situation , is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    Is it also ok to with 'this week , this summer, this year....' ? Yes

    We have a company and we haven't earned enough money for this year yet.

    and,

    We should have worked and sold enough products this year and I want to ask why you couldn't do it.

    Note:'should have+ v3' is used for past form time but we can use it for 'today, this summer,....etc' in this situation , is that right? Yes
    We can think of these words as denoting a past time within the overall time-period, as if we had added 'earlier' before the time-words.

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