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    Can you bet with me on cricket to see which team wins." correct?

    My dear and respected teachers,
    1: "Can you bet with me on cricket to see which team wins." correct?
    2: "It must have been raining." What does it mean?

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    Re: Can you bet with me on cricket to see which team wins." correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    My dear and respected teachers,
    1: "Can you bet with me on cricket to see which team wins." correct?
    "Do you want to bet on who wins in the cricket?" ("Cricket" doesn't usually have a definite article, but when the context makes it clear that you're talking about a particular match "the cricket" means "the cricket match that we both know I'm talking about"
    2: "It must have been raining." What does it mean?
    "It must have been" is used in a number of cases where the speaker is referring to an unavoidable conclusion:
    • About present conditions: 'There are puddles on the ground. The leaves on the trees are dripping. It's not raining now, but it must have been raining recently'
    • About a past event or state:
      • Event: 'It must have been the butler that did it.'
      • State: 'It must have been snowing before the thief left - otherwise there'd be no tracks.'


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