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Giving Advice Should, Ought to, Had Better Giving Advice Patient:I feel so tired all the time. I can’t breathe and I have a terrible cough. Doctor:You.

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2 Giving Advice Should, Ought to, Had Better

3 Giving Advice Patient:I feel so tired all the time. I can’t breathe and I have a terrible cough. Doctor:You should exercise more. You shouldn’t smoke. You ought to take your medicine. You had better lose weight. You’d better not eat fast food. Patient:That is very difficult to do. Doctor:Well, perhaps you should think about getting a new doctor. Giving Advice Patient:I feel so tired all the time. I can’t breathe and I have a terrible cough. Doctor:You should exercise more. You shouldn’t smoke. You ought to take your medicine. You had better lose weight. You’d better not eat fast food. Patient:That is very difficult to do. Doctor:Well, perhaps you should think about getting a new doctor.

4 Use should and ought to give advice. Should and Ought to You ought to take your medicine. You should get more exercise

5 Use had better for strong advice. We usually use a contraction with had better. Had Better You had better lose weight. You’d better not eat fast food. You’d better lose weight.

6 Had better always talks about the present or the future, never about the past. Had Better- BE CAREFUL! You’d better take the bus now. You’d better study tomorrow.

7 Use should for questions. We don’t usually use ought to or had better in questions. Questions Should I go to the doctor? Where should I go?

8 To give polite advice, you can use maybe, perhaps, or I think…. Polite Advice Perhaps you ought to eat more fruit. Maybe you should stop giving me advice.

9 Ought to is usually pronounced as… Pronunciation “Oughta”


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