Modal verb Why doesn't it like the word 'caught'?

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The perfect tense verb, “caught”, may not be in the proper form. Because it is used with a modal verb, the perfect tense verb should be in the root form.

Incorrect: Kate could had finished eating her meal, but she was anxious to leave the house.

Correct: Kate could have finished eating her meal, but she was anxious to leave the house.

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Anyone can get caught in the Chomsky splatter gun effect; after all Chomsky likes to identify with those who he deems are struggling, whatever their ideology.
asked May 24 '12 at 20:22 Bob Miller New member

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Mr. Miller, I think that we couldn't use two same tenses with each other and also that you have a can modal verb there. instead of can you could use "may" too.

link comment answered May 25 '12 at 17:15 hadi New member

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