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They discuss what DAVID should do.

ANNE
They’ll be so relieved you’re safe. We didn’t know what to think, David.

DAVID
Can’t I just disappear? You can pretend I don’t exist.

ANNE
You should have told me. I could have helped. Didn’t you realise we’d come and look for you?

DAVID
I just couldn’t face Dad.

ANNE
You could have told your sister.

DAVID
I ought to have told you Anne. I should have trusted you. I’m so sorry.

ANNE
He’s so beautiful David. You can’t keep him from Mum and Dad.

ROSE
They’re your flesh and blood, David. They’re Sam’s grandparents. Don’t you think they’ll want to see him? Don’t you think I want to meet your parents?

ANNE
Rose is right David. Mum and Dad so much want to be grandparents.

DAVID
But not like this!

STEVE
Your secret’s out now.

SARAH
Steve!

ANNE
It’s alright Sarah. Steve’s right. I think David knows what he has to do.

DAVID
What do you suggest?

DAVID
Hello Mum. It’s me, David. Yeah, I’m Okay, I’m alright. Anne found me. Yeah, I’m working. Look, I’m so sorry that I didn’t call you. Can you forgive me? Yeah okay, alright. I love you too. Yeah, Alright. Mum’s crying. She’s gone to get Dad. He’s going to be so angry. Hello dad?

Episode 38 - Notes


1. CAN'T I...?
We say can’t before words such as I, we and you when making suggestions.
Can’t we just catch a taxi.
Can’t you just ask for directions.

DAVID
Can’t I just disappear?
You can also use couldn’t instead of can’t.
Couldn’t we just catch a taxi.
Couldn’t you just ask for directions.
Couldn’t I just disappear.

   
2. SHOULD HAVE, COULD HAVE & OUGHT TO
  We use these phrases for things not done in the past.
Should have is used to talk about things it would have been better to do in the past.
I should have worn a jacket. (Now I’m cold.)
You should have left earlier. (Now you’re late.)
They should have asked me to come. (Now I’m sad.)
ANNE
You should have told me.
Should have can be contracted to should’ve.
I should’ve worn a jacket.
The negative is shouldn’t.
I shouldn’t have said that. I’m sorry.
Another way of talking about things not done in the past is ought to.
We use it in the similar way to should have.
I ought to have worn a jacket.
You ought to have left earlier.

We use it to talk about things it would have been right to do.
You ought to give that money back. You stole it.
DAVID
I ought to have told you Anne. I should have trusted you.
We use could have for things that were possible to do in the past.
I could have written my essay last night, but I decided not to.
ANNE
You should have told me. I could have helped.
We use could to talk about things in the future that are possible to do.
I could write my essay tomorrow.

We use can to talk about things you are able to do.
I can run fast.
Or to give permission to someone.
You can leave now.

David uses the negative couldn’t.
DAVID
I just couldn’t face Dad.
   
3. PURSUADING
We use can’t to mean it would be wrong to.
You can’t read a book in a meeting.
You can’t drive fast in the city.

ANNE
He’s so beautiful David. You can’t keep him from Mum and Dad.
The expression Don’t you think..? is another way of persuading someone to your point of view.
Don’t you think that David should marry Rose?
ROSE
They’re your flesh and blood, David. They’re Sam’s grandparents. Don’t you think they’ll want to see him? Don’t you think I want to meet your parents?
  'flesh and blood' means blood relatives or people you are directly related to
   

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