Ought to have + past participle

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The structure ought to have + past participle is used to talk about things which were supposed to happen but did not.

This structure can also be used to make guesses about things which are not certain to have happened.

See also

Of course
Often
Once
One
On time and in time
Otherwise
Ought to have + past participle
Overlook and look over: difference
Owing to, due to, because of and on account of

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