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    done or doing

    which of the follwing is correct :
    what you ought to have done is called police
    or
    what you ought to have done is calling police .

    if the two are possible , what is the difference in meaning?
    always thanks in advance.

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    Re: done or doing

    I think it is also possible to say this way:
    "what you ought to do is to call the police".

    The second sentence of yours sounds weird.

    Maybe you can change a bit for the first sentence:
    "what you ought to have done is to call the police".

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    Re: done or doing

    This one is right as long as you add the the -

    What you ought to have done is called the police.

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    Re: done or doing

    "what you ought to have done is to call the police".
    I would like to know if my above sentence is wrong.

    Thanks.

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