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    #1

    Should or must

    We _______ submit the project in one week's time. That is the final deadline.

    Must is definitely right since it is a certainty to submit the project.
    How about should?
    Can we use 'should' in this case?

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    #2

    Re: Should or must

    Only use 'should' if you are prepared to miss the deadline.

    Rover

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    Re: Should or must

    Personally, I think it is wrong to use 'should' because it is necessary to submit the project and there is a final deadline. 'Should' bears the option of not submitting. But grammatically, is it possible to use should?

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    #4

    Re: Should or must

    Quote Originally Posted by BabyClare View Post
    Personally, I think it is wrong to use 'should' because it is necessary to submit the project and there is a final deadline. 'Should' bears the option of not submitting. But grammatically, is it possible to use should?
    Yes. It's grammatically correct, but the use of "should" changes the meaning of the sentence.

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    Re: Should or must

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Yes. It's grammatically correct, but the use of "should" changes the meaning of the sentence.
    Thanks!

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