" I should have eaten earlier "

DianeC1Kwiziq community member

" I should have eaten earlier "

Why is this question marked incorrect in my test when the question says specifically to use "devoir." If we are to use "devoir," then the correct response is the one I gave, "devrais  dût manger," not "aurais dû manger." The "J' " is incorrect if devoir is used per the instructions, as the answer should be "Je devrais dût manger." 

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Diane,

Je devrais manger = I should eat ( devoir in conditional present)

J'aurais dû manger = I should have eaten ( devoir in conditional past

Je devrais dû doesn't mean anything...

Diane asked:View original

" I should have eaten earlier "

Why is this question marked incorrect in my test when the question says specifically to use "devoir." If we are to use "devoir," then the correct response is the one I gave, "devrais  dût manger," not "aurais dû manger." The "J' " is incorrect if devoir is used per the instructions, as the answer should be "Je devrais dût manger." 

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