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If I'm using 'must' to give advice, what will be its past form? Can I use 'had to'?

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Rasha Assem posted:

If I'm advising my son telling him, "You must/should study," will it be "You should have studied/ had to study for your test last week."?

They are different. "You should have studied" is used as a reproach to mean that your son did not study as expected. "You had to study" expresses a past obligation that was fulfilled.

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