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If he found the knife that quickly, then it … to have been on the kitchen table

which one is correct? Has / had? Or maybe both?

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Had to have been or Must have been

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"had". had can be a past tense verb i.e. "I had hair when I was 20" or a past participle, "if I had jumped, I'd be dead now".

When its a past hypothetical its "had"

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  • You might want to fix the word “pasted” – Timinycricket Feb 15 at 9:45

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