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    wowenglish1 is offline Senior Member
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    should have

    I'd like to know the difference between "should have become (1)" and "should have become (2)".
    (1). I should have become a doctor.
    (2). I wonder if I should have become a doctor.

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    Re: should have

    You could distinguish them this way:
    1 Regret that I didn't
    2 Curious about whether it would have been a good idea to become one

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