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ShouldUse should to give advice or talk about whatis right to do. You should obey the traffic laws of this city.
Form Should is followed by the base form of the verb. Base Form VerbHe should to get a better map.He should get a better map.He should gets a better map.
Negative Use should not for the negative.You should not bring so many suitcases.
ContractionUse the contraction shouldn’t in speakingand informal writing. You shouldn’t get lost.
Present and FutureWe use should to talk about the present orfuture. Present I should put on some sunscreen right now. FutureWe should take another tour tomorrow.
Use should or shouldn’t + the Practice 1 base form verb to give advice for each situation.Example: 1.He should see a doctor. 2. 3.
Ought to Ought to means the same as should.I ought to get some insect repellent.
Usage Note 1Ought to is not usually used in questions ornegative statements. Ought I toopen Should I open the window?
Usage Note 2 To sound more polite, use I think or Maybe before saying “you should” or “you ought to.”Maybe you I think you should should buy leave me cheaper airline alone. tickets .
Had Better and Had Better Not Use had better to give advice. It is followed by the base form of the verb. The negative is had better not. You had better call to check your flight. You had better remember your passport.
Use should, shouldn’t, and ought to with I think and maybe to give advice Practice 2 about visiting your country. Use the topics below.Example: Food I think you ought to try the spiced lamb.• Clothing• Transportation• Language• Shopping• Places to Visit• Cultural Customs