A: That was nice of that guy to help you up the slope, extending his hand and pulling you up.
B: It was. I’m glad someone put that knotted rope there, but I would still have found it challenging pulling myself up that rock.
A: I know. It’s a steep slope, the ground is slippery underfoot and there are hardly any footholds to help you.
Photo: Paul Cooper, Taipei Times 照片：台北時報古德謙
B: Perhaps we shouldn’t have come up this way so soon after the rains. It’s quite dangerous.
A: 那個人真好，你爬上坡的時候還助你一臂之力 ，拉你一把。
（Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯）
“Perhaps we shouldn’t have (done something)”
Although this sounds like a suggestion, the speaker is saying that it was definitely a bad idea.
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A: Whatever you do, don’t spend 10 minutes on stage blubbering and effusing about how you love everyone and how if we follow our dreams we are sure to achieve them in the end. And please, do not read a list as long as your arm of the names of people without whom you could have not done it. B: Yeah, I know. It’s annoying when people do that. It’s embarrassing, patronizing and stultifyingly boring. A: Yes, and although I do love your work, it’s only a report about foreign rodents, after all. B: You’ve persuaded me. I’m
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