1. (auxiliary) Used to form the future tense of the subjunctive mood, usually in the first person.
If I should be late, go without me.
Should it rain, I shall goindoors.
Should you need extra blankets, you will find them in the closet.
(auxiliary) Be obliged to; have an obligation to; ought to; indicates that the subject of the sentencehas some obligation to execute the sentence predicate.
You should brush your teeth every day.
(auxiliary) Will likely (become or do something); indicates that the subject ofthe sentence is likely to execute the sentence predicate.
You should be warm enough with that coat.
o (modern) A variant of would. Usage notes
• Should has, as its mostcommon meaning in modern English, the sense ought as in I should go, but I don't see how I can. However, the older sense as the subjunctive of the future indicative auxiliary,shall, is often used with I or we to indicate a more polite form than would: I should like to go, but I can't. In much speech and writing, shouldhas been replaced by would incontexts of this kind, but it remains in conditional subjunctives: should (never would) I go, I should wear my new dress.
• (obligation): Contrast with stronger auxiliary verbmust, which indicates that the subject is required to execute the predicate.
• (likely): Contrast with stronger auxiliary verb must, which indicates that the subject certainlywill execute the predicate.
• See the usage notes at shall.
• (obligation): ought
• (obligation): shouldn't
• shoulde (archaic spelling ofshould)
• shouldst (archaic second-person singular of should)
• should've (contraction of future perfect subjunctive auxiliary phrase should have)
By: Wikipedia in English
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