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    had to

    Can one say:

    1-Yesterday I finally did what I had to do a long time ago.

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    Re: had to

    'a long time ago' is awkward.

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    Re: had to

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Can one say:

    1-Yesterday I finally did what I had to do a long time ago.
    I don't think "a long time ago" is awkward, but I would say 'Yesterday I finally did what I should have done a long time ago.'

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    Re: had to

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    What I mean is if you really had to do it a long time ago, yesterday should have been too late. So I think "should have done a long time ago" is much better.

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