ought to have (done something)

ought to have (done something)
ought to have (done something) phrase
used when you realize that someone did not do the right thing in the past

You ought to have listened to the warnings.

I know I ought not to have taken the money.

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Main entry: ought

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ought — [ ɔt ] modal verb *** Ought is usually followed by to and an infinitive: You ought to tell the truth. Sometimes it is used without to or a following infinitive in a formal way: I don t practice as often as I ought. It is also used in an informal… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ought */*/*/ — UK [ɔːt] / US [ɔt] modal verb Summary: Ought is usually followed by to and an infinitive: You ought to tell the truth. Sometimes it is used without to or a following infinitive in a formal way: I don t practise as often as I ought. It is also… …   English dictionary

  • ought — modal verb 1 used to say that someone should do something because it is the best or most sensible thing to do: ought to do sth: I think you ought to make more time for yourself to relax. | What you ought to have done is called the police. | If… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • have — /hav/; unstressed /heuhv, euhv/; for 26 usually /haf/, v. and auxiliary v., pres. sing. 1st pers. have, 2nd have or (Archaic) hast, 3rd has or (Archaic) hath, pres. pl …   Universalium

  • Ought — Owe Owe ([=o]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Owed} ([=o]d), ({Ought} ([add]t) obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Owing} ([=o] [i^]ng).] [OE. owen, awen, aghen, to have, own, have (to do), hence, owe, AS. [=a]gan to have; akin to G. eigen, a., own, Icel. eiga to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Is–ought problem — David Hume raised the is ought problem in his Treatise of Human Nature The is–ought problem in meta ethics as articulated by Scottish philosopher and historian, David Hume (1711–1776), is that many writers make claims about what ought to be on… …   Wikipedia

  • do somebody out of something — ˌdo sb ˈout of sth derived (informal) to unfairly prevent sb from having what they ought to have • She was done out of her promotion. Main entry: ↑doderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • Do otherwise in the same circumstances — The ability to choose and do otherwise in exactly the same circumstances is one of two criteria considered essential for libertarian free will and for moral responsibility. The other is the existence of alternative possibilities for action.[1]… …   Wikipedia

  • should've — (should have) v. used to express the possibility that one ought to have done something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • English modal verb — English grammar series English grammar Contraction Disputes in English grammar English compound English honorifics English personal pronouns English plural English relative clauses English verbs English irregular verbs English moda …   Wikipedia

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