Learn English Online Free Should / Shouldn’t
+ SHOULD +
– SHOULD NOT / SHOULDN’T –
You should eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. It’s really good for your health.
(I think it is a good idea for you to do it.)
“I think you should eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day.”
You shouldn’t smoke. It’s really bad for your health.
( I think it is a bad idea for you to do it.)
“I don’t think you should smoke.”
Positive Form + (should)
Negative Form – (should not or shouldn’t)
Question Form ? (should / shouldn’t)
|Use “should” for giving advice or expressing an opinion.|
You should speak English every day.
You shouldn’t try to translate words all the time.
|Use “should have” to talk about things you regret you did or didn’t do in the past.|
I should have worked harder at school when I was a child.
I really shouldn’t have spent all my money on new clothes.
Shouldn’t you have finished?
|You can use “should have + past participle” to speculate about things that may or may not have happened.|
The plane should have landed by now.
She shouldn’t have started cooking yet. Let’s call her to tell her we’ll be late.
Shouldn’t the plane have landed by now?
|You can use “should or shouldn’t” to give and ask for advice about the future or to speculate on what might happen in the future|
They should win next week.
You shouldn’t go to the party tonight. You have a test in the morning.
Should I go to the party tonight?