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    expressing ironical request and reproach

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my attempt to express ironical request as well as to express reproach by using the perfect infinitive based on the given below situations 1 and 2?

    Situation 1 : You do not remember your child’s birthday.
    You might remember your your child’s birthday.

    Situation 2 : You did not switch off the lights before leaving.
    You might have switched off the lights before leaving.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 17-May-2009 at 06:34.

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    Re: expressing ironical request and reproach

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    dear teachers,

    would you tell me whether i am right with my attempt to express ironical request as well as to express reproach by using the perfect infinitive based on the given below situations 1 and 2?

    Situation 1 : You do not remember your child’s birthday.
    You might remember you’re your child’s birthday. yes, if the context is right, eg. You still have time to buy a present.

    situation 2 : You did not switch off the lights before leaving.
    You might have switched off the lights before leaving. yes

    thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    v.
    r.

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