shouldn’t it be / have been

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zish

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urdu
Hi,


I have just read a thread and i want to counter question.. What should i say?

Shouldn't it be? / shouldn't it have been
 
  • Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Both could be correct.

    Shouldn't it be? is suggesting a rewriting.
    Shouldn't it have been? is suggesting that what was written is wrong.

    In many cases both apply, of course.
     
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