Modal Verbs Should, How to Use Modal Verbs in English

Modal Verbs Should, How to Use Modal Verbs in English

Modal Verbs Should, How to Use Modal Verbs in English


In the sentences established to give advice or advice in English, ‘should’ is used.  Should is used in both positive and negative sentences, ‘should’ is used if there is an action that is good to do,  if there is an action that is bad to do, the word ‘should not’ is used. Abbreviation for should should be written as shouldn’t.

In the positive, negative and question sentences established with the should structure, no additional verbs are brought to the verb and the verb is used with its simple form. And the use of this situation with all subjects is the same. For Passive Voice with Modals, Definition and Examples

Should be used in the present continuous tense, the simple present tense and the simple future tense. When used with should, simple future tense and present continuous tense, a time expression must be added to the sentence so that the sentence can be understood. It should also be used to indicate the necessity and what is correct.

Example Sentences with Should

  • I should go now.
  • You should go to the hospital tomorrow or you will be more sick.
  • Her lessons are so bad, you should definitely take private lessons.

We use the ‘should’ structure when giving advice to people.

  • You should sweep the whole house because your cat sheds too much or your baby will be sick.
  • For going abroad, you should go to a language course first, I am sure it will be very useful.
  • You should study by taking notes, it becomes more memorable.
  • You should watch the movie I told you in the morning, it will improve you a lot.


When making a question sentence with should, ‘should’ is written at the beginning of the sentence.

  • Should I open this special gift you gave me now?
  • I let him down so bad I shouldn’t go to him for a while?

Modals of Obligation

  • You should to walk to work.
  • You should save some money.
  • You should do more exercise.

Modals of Advice

  • You should eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • I think we should wait for her now.
  • You should take a break and get some rest.


Modals of Probability / Expectation

  • A ticket to Paris should cost a lot.
  • I smell break baking. There should be a bakery nearby.
  • This shouldn’t be Mark’s house.



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