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    #1

    Could have

    Is this sentence right?
    Of all the jobs Joe could have chosen ,he regrets hasn't joined the police
    I feel hasn't joined is wrong and if so what is the right form?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Could have

    Quote Originally Posted by madahellfire View Post
    Is this sentence right?
    Of all the jobs Joe could have chosen ,he regrets hasn't joined the police
    I feel hasn't joined is wrong and if so what is the right form?

    Thanks
    Should be, ".....not having joined...."

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    #3

    Re: Could have

    Note your comma should go immediately after "chosen" and then leave a space before "he." Don't leave the space after "chosen" and put "he" directly after the comma.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: Could have

    Thank you for your reply bilmcd and Barb_D

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    #5

    Re: Could have

    I find the combination of "jobs he could have chosen" and "hasn't joined/not having joined".

    Of all the jobs he could have chosen not to take, not joining the police is the one he regrets most.

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