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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
should (verbal auxiliary)
1.
- used in auxiliary function to express condition if he should leave his father, his father would die Genesis 44:22(Revised Standard Version)
2.
- used in auxiliary function to express obligation, propriety, or expediency 'tis commanded I should do so Shakespeare this is as it should be H. L. Savage you should brush your teeth after each meal
3.
- used in auxiliary function to express futurity from a point of view in the past realized that she should have to do most of her farm work before sunrise Ellen Glasgow
4.
- used in auxiliary function to express what is probable or expected with an early start, they should be here by noon
5.
- used in auxiliary function to express a request in a polite manner or to soften direct statement I should suggest that a guide … is the first essential L. D. Reddick
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
should (verb)
to be under necessity or obligation to
SYNONIMS:
have (to), must, ought (to), shall, should
RELATED WORDS:
will
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