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    Ought I to have written her a letter

    Hi,

    Is ''Ought I to have written her a letter'' correct?

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    Re: Ought I to have written her a letter

    It's OK.

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    Re: Ought I to have written her a letter

    It's correct but quite formal at least in AmE. It would be more common to say Should I have written her a letter?
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    Re: Ought I to have written her a letter

    It must end with a question mark.

    It would have been better to phrase your post like this, as it includes two questions:
    Is the following correct?

    'Ought I to have written her a letter?'
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    Re: Ought I to have written her a letter

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's correct but quite formal at least in AmE.
    It is correct in BrE, but we tend not to use ought that much in questions and negatives nowadays.

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