Should shouldn't

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Presentazione realizzata dalla docente Lucia Capitani. Istituto Comprensivo Giovanni Paolo II, Affile. a.s.2013/14

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Should shouldn't

  1. 1. Should and Shouldn't - Use •We use should and shouldn't to give advice or to talk about what we think is right or wrong. •You should means something like I think it is a good idea for you to do it. •You shouldn't means something like I think it is a bad idea for you to do it. •Should is used to express the opinion of a speaker and often follows I think or I don't think.
  2. 2. Examples  You look tired. I think you should take a few days off. Alice works very long hours. She should talk to her boss. - I have an English test tomorrow. - I shouldn't worry if I were you. You have worked really hard. - I never have enough money. - I don't think you should go out so much.
  3. 3. Should - Quick Grammar Note To give advice to someone you can also say: I should do it if I were you. I shouldn't be so rude, if I were you. When you regret not doing something in the past, you can say: I shouldn't have spoken to him like that. I should have apologized earlier.
  4. 4.  You__________ be so selfish.  I don't think you__________ smoke so much.  You_________ exercise more.  I think you_______ try to speak to her.  You are overweight. You____________ go on a diet.  Where ________ we park our car?  You __________ never speak to your mother like this.  The kids _____________ spend so much time in front of the TV.  _________I tell her the truth or should I say nothing?  I think we___________ reserve our holiday in advance.

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