Definition of 'should'
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Example sentences containing 'should'
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The thin ideal is something that we should all robustly challenge. Times, Sunday Times (2011)How should he go about filling it? Times, Sunday Times (2009)So why should anger be something to be afraid of? Times, Sunday Times (2008)He should have been going there for years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)So it is not something we should throw away lightly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)After that we should have gone on and won the game comfortably. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They should do something like this. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You should go ahead with the purchase if it makes a net contribution to shareholders' wealth. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)If you think we should have a go, have a go. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If there were an afterlife, is it something that we should look forward to or fear? Times, Sunday Times (2006)If he wants to tell me something, he should tell me himself. The Sun (2012)I fined him because he should not have gone out. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In the grass I should like to try and establish two meadow plants. The Education of a Gardener (1994)How I should like to see her! Wives and Daughters (1864)Scatter these over the surface of the jelly (they should float ). Times, Sunday Times (2008)There's been a lot of talk of a long-term economic plan but very little specification of what that plan should look like. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He sent a message: "I should like to play the flute for you. Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)He says government should be like business, more for less, but will people then have more time to give to the big society? Times, Sunday Times (2010)I suppose I should live like that but it is not my style. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'should'
Extremely Common. should is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'should'
British English: should /ʃʊd/ VERB
You use should when you are saying what is the right thing to do.
He should tell us what happened.
- American English: should
- Arabic: يَنْبَغِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: dever
- Chinese: 应该
- Croatian: trebati
- Czech: měl by
- Danish: burde
- Dutch: moeten
- European Spanish: deber
- Finnish: pitäisi
- French: il faudrait
- German: sollte
- Greek: πρέπει
- Italian: dovrei, dovresticonditional mood
- Japanese: するべきだ
- Korean: ~해야한다
- Norwegian: burde
- Polish: mieć powinność
- European Portuguese: dever
- Romanian: a trebui
- Russian: должен
- Spanish: deber
- Swedish: borde
- Thai: ควรจะ
- Turkish: zorunda olmak
- Ukrainian: слід
- Vietnamese: nên
Definition of should from the Collins English Dictionary
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