"should have done"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Nov 27 01:39:57 UTC 2005

I always thought this was a British construction. Do people say this in the U.S.?

  Bill : People made assumptions. I didn't correct them. I guess I should have done.

  Katherine : I guess you should have done.

                                                                --Movie, _Mona Lisa Smile_ (2003)

  I would never use "done" in this way.  "I guess you should have" is my idiom.

  What exactly is this construction called ?  Is it a post-Dickensian development ?


 Yahoo! Music Unlimited - Access over 1 million songs. Try it free.

More information about the Ads-l mailing list