Anyway, in this movie, Shirley Temple plays a young girl who goes to live at a boarding school and the boss of this boarding school, the headmistress, is really mean and selfish. Her name is Miss Minchin. And today’s conversation is between two people that work for Miss Minchin and who are lovers. Their names are Goeffrey and Rose. And they’re talking about a problem that they have. They used to meet each other on Thursday afternoons, but Miss Minchin has said that now Rose can’t have Thursday afternoons off.
I think this conversation has a good example of how to use must.
Must is used to express an opinion about something that is likely. So if you go to meet somebody at the airport and they’ve just got off a long flight, then it’s quite likely that they’ll be tired, so you can say: You must be tired.
And for the past, use must have. Oh, I can’t find my phone.Ah, I must have left it at the office.
In this scene, Goeffery asks Rose why Miss Minchin won’t let her have Thursday afternoons off anymore and Rose guesses that it’s because somebody saw them together, and she says: We must have been seen together.
A man in Georgia got a phone call to say that his house had been demolished.
The house wasn’t being lived in at the time – but he said it wasn’t abandoned. He said his father had built the house and it was full of family heirlooms. The demolition company said they had been asked to destroy the house and had found the house with GPS coordinates. The man says he suspects it was the house across the road that was supposed to be demolished.
And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 16th of June. Kia ora.