We can use 'should have' to talk about past events that did not happen.
1. She should
have sent everybody a reminder by
2. We should have remembered that our guests don't eat eggs.
We can also use 'should have' to speculate about events that may or may not have happened.
1. Harry should have arrived at his office by now. Let's give him a call.
2. They should have all read that first email by this week. It's time to send the second one.
We can use ' should not have' to speculate negatively about what may or may not have happened.
1. Peter shouldn't have left work yet. I'll contact him in his office.
2. They shouldn't have boarded their plane yet. We can probably still catch them.
We can also use 'should not have' to regret past actions.
1. I shouldn't have shouted at you. I apologize.
2. They shouldn't have treated him so badly. He was the most talented and creative person in their team.
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