24 January

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"should have (done)" always contain the meaning of regret?

If I want to make the following sentence to the past tense, would it be fine to write like the second sentence?

- He should submit the paper to the professor by next Thursday.

- He should have submitted the paper to the professor before last Thursday.
(No feeling of regret or blaming him, but I am sure he submitted the paper...)

Thank you in advance!

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