We use should and shouldn't to give advice or to talk about what we think is right or wrong.

You should means something like I think it is a good idea for you to do it.

You shouldn't means something like I think it is a bad idea for you to do it.

Should is used to express the opinion of a speaker and often follows I thinkor I don't think.


     You look tired. I think you should take a few days off.

     Alice works very long hours. She should to talk to her boss.

     - I have an English test tomorrow.
     - I shouldn't worry if I were you. You have worked really hard.

     - I never have enough money.
     - I don't think you should go out so much.

Should - Quick Grammar Note

To give advice to someone you can also say:

I should do it if I were you. I shouldn't be so rude, if I were you.


When you regret not doing something in the past, you can say:

I shouldn't have spoken to him like that. I should have apologized earlier.
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we should use public transportation.

we sholdn't use private cars.

we should use ozome friendly parfums.

we shouldn't cut trees.


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