Definition: Should

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  • Length: 6 characters
  • Syllables: 1

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Grammatical Information:
  • Modal verb
  • Past Tense
  • A verb describes an action or a state
  • A verb can include information about the duration, time of the action or state, the people involved and whether it is habitual, complete or not
  • Auxiliary Verbs are used to show Voice and Tense and are used in Negatives and Questions
  • Modal verbs are used to show Obligation, Possibilty, Permission, Prohibition, etc

Usage Notes:
  • Used in Conditionals

Lexical Information:
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula

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Similar Words (using 'should' as word stem):

'should' + Suffix

shoulder, shouldered, shouldering, shoulders, shouldest, shouldn't, shouldst,