2 You Should Finish Packing ! I think you should take some warm sweaters.You shouldn’t forget your passport.You ought to bring a Spanish dictionary.What should I pack for my trip to Peru?
3 You should obey the traffic laws of this city. Use should to give advice or talk about what is right to do.You should obey the traffic laws of this city.
4 Form He should to get a better map. He should get a better map. Should is followed by the base form of the verb.Base FormVerbHe should to get a better map.He should get a better map.He should gets a better map.
5 You should not bring so many suitcases. NegativeUse should not for the negative.You should not bring so many suitcases.
6 ContractionUse the contraction shouldn’t in speaking and informal writing.You shouldn’t get lost.
7 Present and Future We use should to talk about the present or future. I should put on some sunscreen right now.FutureWe should take another tour tomorrow.
8 Use should or shouldn’t + the base form verb to give advice for each situation. Practice 1Example:1.2.3.He should see a doctor.
9 I ought to get some insect repellent. Ought to means the same as should.I ought to get some insect repellent.
10 Ought I to open the window? Usage Note 1Ought to is not usually used in questions or negative statements.Ought I to open the window?Should I open
11 Usage Note 2To sound more polite, use I think or Maybe before saying “you should” or “you ought to.”Maybe you should leave me alone.I think you should buy cheaper airline tickets .
12 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.
13 I think you ought to try the spiced lamb. Use should, shouldn’t, and ought to with I think and maybe to give advice about visiting your country. Use the topics below.Practice 2I think you ought to try the spiced lamb.Example: FoodClothingTransportationLanguageShoppingPlaces to VisitCultural Customs