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    #1

    You must not have called her

    1. You must have called her.

    2. You should have called her.


    Is 1 same in meaning with 2?

    or, Is 2 grammatical and make sense?

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    #2

    Re: You must not have called her

    They do not mean the same thing.

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    #3

    Re: You must not have called her

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    They do not mean the same thing.

    Does Sentence 1 mean "I'm sure that you called her" ?

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    #4

    Re: You must not have called her

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    Does Sentence 1 mean "I'm sure that you called her" ?
    Yes. Something has led you to believe that he had indeed called her.

    #2 is expressing that he did not call.

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    #5

    Re: You must not have called her

    The title of the thread, "You must not have called her", is not very natural in BrE. If we are talking about the logical certainty of not calling, we normally express it as 'You can't have called her".

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