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Kwiziq community member
22 September 2018
modal verbs of deduction
Could you please provide me with Spanish equivalents for modal structures of probabality:
-Must/might/may/could + be (+ V-ing);
-Must have/might have/may have/could have + past participle (+ V-ing);
and their negative forms
Thanks in advance
Kwiziq language super star
23 September 2018
Muchas gracias por su respuesta))
Could you be so kind to answer some more questions?
a) What's the difference between
debe + infinitivo/infinitivo compuesto/estar+gerundio/haber estado + gerundio
debe DE + infinitivo/infinitivo compuesto/estar+gerundio/haber estado + gerundio?
Namely, does the preposition "DE" make any difference?
b) What are the equivalents for can't & must not for logical conclusions in Spanish?
The restaurant can't be open - the door is locked
The restaurant must not be any good - it is always empty
He had left the office at 6:00 p.m. He can't /couldn't have been at home at 6:05 p.m
She was not answering the doorbell. She must not have been at home then.
How can I express this difference in Spanish?
c) Is it possible to use debería/podría haber + participio in Spanish like could/may/might have + past participle in English - for both expressing regrets about something that was not done in the past / criticizing someone for not doing smth
& for making suggestions about possible completed events?
d)Is no tenía que haber+participio an equivalent for needn't have (done)?
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