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  1. roseriver1012's Avatar
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    #1

    Question HELP ME WITH THIS PLEASE!

    ---Dad, I must be going.
    ---Oh, dear, you ________ drive after drinking.
    A. may not B. shouldn't

    Which one would you prefer? And why? Thank you for your help!

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    #2

    Re: HELP ME WITH THIS PLEASE!

    B. shouldn't

    I'm not native speaker but it must be shouldn't.

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    #3

    Re: HELP ME WITH THIS PLEASE!

    I depends what meaning you want.

    If the dad is telling the daughter that she is not permitted to go -> may not

    If the dad is warning the daughter that drinking and driving is wrong and dangerous -> shouldn't

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    #4

    Re: HELP ME WITH THIS PLEASE!

    May/should not? would have been a rather more useful title for this thread.

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