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    Lightbulb Meaning - Must have

    What does the sentence "You must have passed XY101 if you want to take XY201." mean?


    Meaning 1: as you haven't passed XY101 you can't take XY201"

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    Meaning 2: It is required to pass XY101 if you want to take XY201.

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    Re: Meaning - Must have

    2. Absent any more context.

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    Re: Meaning - Must have

    Quote Originally Posted by debasis1983 View Post
    What does the sentence "You must have passed XY101 if you want to take XY201." mean?


    Meaning 1: as you haven't passed XY101 you can't take XY201"

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    Meaning 2: It is required to pass XY101 if you want to take XY201.
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    Doesn’t you must have passed here mean you probably passed, please? So, the second part of that sentence doesn’t seem good to me. I think it should be:


    You should have passed … if you want to take …

    Correct me, please.

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    Re: Meaning - Must have

    It refers to a situation in the future.

    If you want to take XY201 in January 2014, it is essential that by January 2014 you have successfully passed XY101.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Meaning - Must have

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Doesn’t you must have passed here mean you probably passed, please?
    Not in this context.

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    Re: Meaning - Must have

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Not in this context.
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    I disagree. I think that it could be understood that way. "You must have passed XY101 if you want to take XY201." could mean "If you want to (are ready to) take Y, it must be assumed that you have already passed X".

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    Re: Meaning - Must have

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I disagree. I think that it could be understood that way. "You must have passed XY101 if you want to take XY201." could mean "If you want to (are ready to) take Y, it must be assumed that you have already passed X".
    The problem with bare bones sentences- I didn't think of this interpretation until I got to your post, but it is possible.

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