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    should/would

    I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. You should apologize for your mistake.
    2. You would apologize for your mistake.

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    Re: should/would

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. You should apologize for your mistake.
    2. You would apologize for your mistake.
    Should is an auxiliary verb that expresses an obligation or a suggestion while would expresses a request or a desire.

    Would can be used for past as well as for future and it is used for uncertain events.
    Should carries the suggestion


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    Re: should/would

    I am not a teacher.

    You should apolagize for your mistake: Says that it would be right to apolagize for your mistake.

    You would apolagize for your mistake: Would is used for imaginary situations to explain what to do when something happens, so:

    If you were wrong, you would apolagize for your mistake.

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