Correção de frase "That must not be the postman."

atyand
Olá!!!
Alguém saberia me dizer se a frase a seguir tem algum erro?
That must not be the postman. He does not come on Saturdays.

Obrigada.
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Marcio_Farias 12570 1 23 212
Hello. Your wording sounds fine to me.

Flavia.lm 4055 1 10 94
Sounds fine to me, too.

But, if there is a mistake, it is probably in the "must". The fact that "the postman doesn't come on Saturdays" does not mean that it is impossible for him to come. So instead of a "prohibition" (must), we should work with "possibility" (may)...

Does it make sense?

Marcio_Farias 12570 1 23 212
Flavia, yes, it does. I must hand it to you. So I, too, think a may works better there than a must does. Henry? donay? Anyone else?

Henry Cunha 10170 3 16 182
Dear Márcio and Flávia

I thought I had the monopoly on nitpicking but if I must be part of a cartel, so be it.

Cheers!