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    Default `d have to / should have to

    The test book says only the first sentence is correct. Could anybody please explain why?

    1. She said we`d have to follow her instructions.
    2. She said we should have to follow her instructions.

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    Default Re: `d have to / should have to

    Quote Originally Posted by lille82 View Post
    The test book says only the first sentence is correct. Could anybody please explain why?

    1. She said we`d have to follow her instructions.
    2. She said we should have to follow her instructions.
    Well, I don't know how your test book presented the statements or question about the statements. But the contraction in #1, "we'd" is not for "we should", rather it represents "we would". There is no valid contraction for "we should".


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    Default Re: `d have to / should have to

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: `d have to / should have to

    The second is possible for those speakers of BrE who observe the shall/will difference. It's a reporting of the words, "You will have to follow my instructions".
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