Rob explains how to use ‘should’, ‘should have’ and some expressions used in giving directions.

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I think we use "go along" if the thing is long,
and "go across" if it is not long.

is my perception right?

Hello Rama Santoso,

Not exactly. Please see my response to shams just a bit further down this page, where I explain this difference in more detail.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I am no sure about it:

You should have come with us or You should have came with us.

Someone can explain it please.

thank you.

Hello AlanisyGerard1023,

'should have come' is the correct form. This is the modal verb 'should' followed be a perfect infinitive, which is formed from 'have' + the past participle (third form). 'came' is the past simple, not the past participle.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, guys good morning! Watching the video I found something really interesting. I discovered that " Should have " is always followed by " Past Participle ", furthermore " Past Participle " is used even with " Could have " and " Would have ".

- Should have
- Could have + Past Participle
- Would have

Hi
1- when i use go cross and go along ? i did't understand
2- what's the name the like person to scared a bird in farm ?

Hello shams,

In 'go along', 'along' means that you follow a more-or-less straight line. For example, you can go along a street, go along the riverside, go along a path, etc.

In 'go across', 'across' means that you go from one side of something to the other side. So, for example, you can go across an area (such as a field) or go across a line (such as a street or bridge).

I'm afraid I don't completely understand your second question, so if I don't answer it, please ask us again in other words. The thing that scares Ashlie is a scarecrow.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Good day, sir. Can you help me please, i'm still confused about these two. I think you can go along the park and town square (go in many directions).

Hello quoc hung,

It's important to think of the shape of the object of the preposition. A street, river, path, etc. are essentially lines. A park or town square is usually rectangular or square.

You can go 'across' a rectangle, square or line, because you go from one side to the other. But you can't go 'along' a square or rectangle, like a park or town square. You could say, however, that you go along the side of a park or town square, since the shape of the side is a line.

Does that make sense?

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

 

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