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    a modal question

    I ---- you do the report again, but I know you would do it just as badly the second time.

    A) must have made
    B) have been making
    C) ought to make
    D) have to make
    E) used to make


    I am stuck between C and D. Which do you think is correct?

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    Re: a modal question

    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    I ---- you do the report again, but I know you would do it just as badly the second time.

    A) must have made
    B) have been making
    C) ought to make
    D) have to make
    E) used to make


    I am stuck between C and D. Which do you think is correct?
    It's C. D would work with the first clause, but it wouldn't make sense with the second.

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    Re: a modal question

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It's C. D would work with the first clause, but it wouldn't make sense with the second.
    hi, Mike. thank you for the answer. can you explain why "have to" does not work with the second and how "ought to" makes sense. what's the difference between these?

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    Re: a modal question

    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    hi, Mike. thank you for the answer. can you explain why "have to" does not work with the second and how "ought to" makes sense. what's the difference between these?
    In this case, if the person "has to" make you do it again, you will actually do another report. But that makes no sense with the second clause.

    If the person "ought to" make you do another report, he still has the option not do that, based on the reason given in the second clause.

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    Re: a modal question

    thank you, Mike.

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    Re: a modal question

    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    thank you, Mike.
    You're welcome.

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