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    #1

    transformation

    - Fancy you and I having the same surname!
    => now I ought to create a sentence that carries the same meaning as the one below. The sentence have to contain the word - should.

    I wrote: It's odd .....you and I should have..... the same surname! (that was the answer in the book)

    I don't understand it. Why do I have to use construction "should have" when in the first sentence there is "having". Is it possible to explain it?

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    Re: transformation

    'Fancy' is often followed by an -ing form. 'Its odd (that)' is not. There is no reason as such, any more than there is a reason for 'enjoy' being followed by an -ing form and 'want' by a to- infinitive.

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    Re: transformation

    Well, I had already known that.

    But can I also say "It's odd you and I ought to have the same surname!"?

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    Re: transformation

    Quote Originally Posted by spongie View Post
    Well, I had already known that.

    But can I also say "It's odd you and I ought to have the same surname!"?
    No

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    #5

    Re: transformation

    Ok ....

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