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Definitions of SHOULD
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Of the verb shall; used, first, to express simple futurity or determination from the standpoint of past time according to the rule for the use of shall; as, expressing simple futurity, he said he should go; i said he would go; expressing determination. He said he would go; i said he should go; used, second, to express condition, supposition, etc.; as, if it should rain, do not go; used, third, to express obligation; as, you should try to do better.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
As an auxiliary, should expresses a conditional present, a contingent future, and obligation or duty.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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