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Could we say 'Store Clerk: Sure. If I order some more today, they should have...' #1 (permalink) Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:05 am   Could we say 'Store Clerk: Sure. If I order some more today, they should have...'
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #152 "Dialogue Practice: Buying a Music CD (1)", question 8

Store Clerk: Sure. If I order some more today, they should ......... here by Friday.

(a) have
(b) go
(c) take
(d) be

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #152 "Dialogue Practice: Buying a Music CD (1)", answer 8

Store Clerk: Sure. If I order some more today, they should be here by Friday.

Correct answer: (d) be

Your answer was: incorrect
Store Clerk: Sure. If I order some more today, they should have here by Friday.
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Could we say "Store Clerk: Sure. If I order some more today, they should have been here by Friday.". If it can't and why?

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Could we say 'Store Clerk: Sure. If I order some more today, they should have...' #2 (permalink) Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:42 am   Could we say 'Store Clerk: Sure. If I order some more today, they should have...'
 

No. 'Should have been' is a past time verb.
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