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"Nee, dat had ik niet moeten doen."

Translation:No, I should not have done that.

7 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/--Clifton--

I thought that zou + moeten is 'should'? How would you say "no, i did not have to do that"?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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"Nee, ik hoefde dat niet te doen"

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stu516623
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Is that also "No, I did not need to do that?"

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chenmoxin

"Ik hoefde dat niet te doen" or "ik heb dat niet gehoeven te doen", sth like this, i guess?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chenmoxin

Why not "dat moet ik niet hebben gedaan"?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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That combination of tenses doesn't work. You could say "Dat zou ik niet moeten hebben gedaan", which is grammatically correct, but sounds a little awkward to me.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bookbeast
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This is a modal Pluperfect rather than Perfect, or no? Just checking.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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Yes, that's right.

5 months ago