: Well, if you (modal + eat) 1
will eat chocolate, you are making things difficult for yourself. You (modal + give up) 2
should / ought to / have to / must / need to give up all sweets and chocolate for a start, and you (modal + cut down) 3
must / should / ought to / have to / need to cut down on sugar. And you (modal + eat) 4
must not eat between meals.
: Surely I (modal + cut down) 5
need not cut down all sweets, (modal) 6
need I ?
: Well, I think you (modal + know) 7
ought to / should, you know.
: But I get so hungry. (modal + eat) 8
Can’t I eat anything between meals ?
: Well, perhaps you (modal + eat) 9
could / can eat an apple if you are desperate.
: An apple! I (starve) 10
will starve! You are saying that I (modal + starve) 11
have to starve.
: No rubbish! You (not + starve) 12
would / will not starve if you eat sensibly. But you (modal + try) 13
may / might / can / could try eating less. That (modal + get) 14
should get your weight down.
: (be) 15
Would it be a good idea to take vitamin tablets, do you think?
: No, that (not + be) 16
should / would / will not be necessary if you eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.
: And what else (do) 17
shall I do? (or can I do?)
: (modal + tell) 18
May / Can I tell you something to give up? Stop thinking so much about food.
Thank you very much for your help.