Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 26 Should

When do we use ‘should’?
Can we replace ‘should’ with ‘ought to’?
When do we use ‘should have’?

Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 26 Should (1)

  • We use should to mean it’s a good thing to do. It’s especially used to give advice or an opinion.
  • We use should with a number of verbs especially suggest, insist, demand, recommend and propose, and after adjectives especially odd, funny, strange, typical, natural, interesting, surprised, surprising.
  • We use should to mean that we expect something to happen.
  • We can use ought to instead of should.
  • We use should have to mean that we didn’t do it but it would have been the right thing to do.

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