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Someone said to me, "You must've asked what I meant rather than jumping into conclusion"


I think must've is used for strong probability in the past, not for obligation.

For example: "You must've heard of coronavirus" (I'm certain you did).


So in this case, the person should've said. "You SHOULD HAVE asked what I meant". Not MUST HAVE

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seraph42So in this case, the person should've said. "You SHOULD HAVE asked what I meant". Not MUST HAVE

Yes.

"You should have asked what I meant, rather than jumping to a conclusion."

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seraph42I think must've is used for strong probability in the past, not for obligation.

Right. "Had to" is for obligation.

I know.


But should have implies you wanted someone to do something. (It never happened)


While with had to, there's no such implication.


Person A: Why did you leave so early?


Person B: I had to attend a meeting.