Language Tip: Would, Should
We would bring it. (We can probably bring it.)
They would be there.
They would not (wouldn’t) say it. (They will probably not say it.)
She would not (wouldn’t) sing this song.
Would you pass me the salt? (Can I ask you to pass me the salt?)
Would they come?
Would like + a noun or verb:
John would like to buy a new car. (This is softer than: I want to buy a new car).
I would like some cheese.
We would like to spend our vacation in Poland.
Past conditional: would + have + past participle (the third form of a verb)
They would have done it.
She would not (wouldn’t) have written it.
Should + verb (in every person): one is advised to do something or act somehow, etc.
He should see a doctor.
We should study English more.
They should not (shouldn’t) be so cheeky.
You should not (shouldn’t) play computer games so much.
Should I send it today?
Should we work harder?
Should in this sense can also be expressed by: ought to + verb or be supposed to + verb:
He ought to do it now.
They ought not to go there.
He is supposed to come at 8 p.m.
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