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    Do or should ?

    Sentence: "Why should/do these people conform to the standards of religious laws"


    Doubt: What would the appropriate verb in the above mentioned sentence ? I'm caught in double-mind situation and need your help. I'm unable to decide which one is right.


    Thanks

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    Re: Do or should ?

    They are both grammatical but ask different things.

    Why do -- what drives them to act this way? What motivates them?
    Why should -- why is it a good idea for them to do this?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Do or should ?

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    Re: Do or should ?

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Sentence: "Why should/do these people conform to the standards of religious laws"


    Doubt: What would the appropriate verb in the above mentioned sentence ? I'm caught in double-mind situation and need your help. I'm unable to decide which one is right.


    Thanks
    The first one is very simple question.
    But, the second one is having an emphasize in it.
    Otherwise there is no difference in meaning.
    I am a learner, not a teacher.

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