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subjunctive in the past


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Hello!

Suppose somebody had to prepare a ransom by noon. Now it's 3 pm but money is still not there.

In English (if I am not mistaken at least with this one) the raketeer could say:

You should have had it ready by noon!

What would be the French equivalent of this? I have three options in mind, but don't know which one if any is correct:

Il fallait que tu l'eusses préparé vers midi!

ou

Il fallait que tu l'ais préparé vers midi!

ou bien

Il fallait que tu le préparasses vers midi!

Somehow I don't feel comfortable about any of these... If none of them are correct, then what would be the right way to say it?

 

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