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Should/Ought to

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Lucia Urias

on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of Should/Ought to

Ought to Should Should is a modal auxiliary verb, They express for give advice, give an opinion and recommendation.

We use 'should' for giving advice.
You should see a doctor.

We use 'should' to give an opinion or a recommendation.
We should study more.
He should resign.

Should expresses a personal opinion and is much weaker and more personal than 'must' or 'have to'. It is often introduced by ' I think'.
I think they should replace him.
Do you think I should tell her?

To talk about the past is used Should have + past participle.
You should have told me you were going to arrive late. Should Should is a modal verb like can or must.
"Subject + Should/Shouldn't + Verb + Complement"

You should take it easy.
She should go to bed early.
We should go somewhere exciting for our holiday.

You shouldn't get angry.
He shouldn't work so much.
I shouldn't do it if I were you.

Should we tell her the truth?
Shouldn't we try to finish it now? Structure of Should Ought is a modal auxiliary verb. There is no –s in the third person singular.

She ought to understand. (NOT She oughts to …)

We can use to express probability
Ought can express logical probability.

If he started an hour ago, he ought to be here soon.

Ought to have + past participle.When ought refers to past time, it is followed by the perfect infinitive. This structure can be used to talk about things which were supposed to happen but did not.

I ought to have written to my parents, but I forgot.
You ought to have invited her to your party. Ought to Karla should exercise more.
Karla debería ejercitarse más.

Andres shouldn't be working.
Andres no debería estar trabajando.

Should I go to work?
Deberá ir a trabajar? Examples The verb 'ought to' is equal to 'should' and expresses an obligation weak.
Subject + Ought to/ Ought not to + Verb + Complement.

Helen ought to be more careful.
I ought to stay in bed.
We ought to go together.

You ought not to drink so much.
They ought not to go camping without a torch.

Ought Rachel to be here so early?
Ought they to live there? Structure of Ought to & Uses of You ought to eat more vegetables.
Deberías comer más vegetales.

George ought not to wear someone else's glasses.
George no debería usar los anteojos de otra persona.

Ought Diana to go to the party?
Debería diana ir a la fuesta? Examples Differences and similarities There is really no difference when they are used to mean obligation or duty. They both have other uses.

Indicates that the subject of the sentence has some obligation to execute the sentence predicate.

You should brush your teeth every day.

Ought to:
Indicating duty or obligation.
Indicating advisability or prudence.

You ought to vote in the coming election. 1.- You _______ eat more vegetables.

2.- He _________ talk in class.

3.- We _________ study to the test.

4.- __________ she to live there? Diana Fraijo
Christian Garcia
Estela Gaxiola
Karla Soto
Lucia Urias
Margarita Mejia
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