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Parents should spend as much time with their children as possible.
It's an amazing book – you should read it.
You shouldn't drive so fast.
What should I do? Should I look for another job?
There should be a law against spreading lies.
What should be taught in our schools?
They should be ashamed of themselves.
There should be a knife in the drawer.
There'll be lots of games, so it should be fun.
Sheila's a brilliant student – she should graduate with honors.
They should have gotten home by now.
That was disappointing – we should have won that game easily.
It's hardly surprising that people should be suspicious of politicians' promises.
How sad that she should have no one to comfort her.
Claudia was shocked that anyone should believe such a scandalous story.
It's odd you should mention Ben – I was just thinking about him.
I should think that most of the people around here vote Republican.
I should imagine that his parents are really upset.
"Will Janet's boyfriend be at the wedding?" "Oh, I should think so."
"Ken would never break his promise." "I should hope not."
This is the American English definition of should. View British English definition of should.
a substance that scientists think exists out in space, but for which they have no direct proof
… to reveal a small part of your intentions in order to attract support, without actually committing yourself to doing anythingadd a word
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