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    You should give me one pound

    Hi,

    I would like to ask two questions.
    1: Are the following correct?
    2: Are ''me, us, them'' etc. called ''object pronouns'' or ''objective pronouns''?

    You should give me one pound.
    They should spend their time with us.
    She mustn't hate him.
    Can you give her your mobile?
    The teacher shouldn't punish you.
    I should agree with them.

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    #2

    Re: You should give me one pound

    1. All of your example sentences are fine.
    2. They can be called object pronouns, objective pronouns, or pronouns used as objects.

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    #3

    Re: You should give me one pound

    I am not sure you are using "should" correctly.

    "I should agree with them." -- What do you think this means?



    Edited my typo - thanks!
    Last edited by Barb_D; 14-Apr-2016 at 16:40.
    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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    #4

    Re: You should give me one pound

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I am not sure you are using "should" correctlyion.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: You should give me one pound

    Agree means to have the same opinion, so whatever they are saying, I should agree with them.

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    Re: You should give me one pound

    "Can you give her your mobile?" In AmE there could be some confusion with your sentence. Do you want the mobile device to be physically given to her? Do you want the person to only provide her mobile number?

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    #7

    Re: You should give me one pound

    Just because a sentence is grammatically correct that doesn't necessarily mean it makes sense. Either you agree with somebody or you don't. It doesn't make sense to say you should agree with them. You could say, possibly:

    We are alike in most ways, so we should agree most of the time.

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    #8

    Re: You should give me one pound

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Agree means to have the same opinion, so whatever they are saying, I should agree with them.
    I know what "agree" means.

    How can anyone else tell you what opinion you should hold? How can you even tell yourself what opinion you should hold?

    I should be polite to him. I should be civil to him. I should not argue with him. I should not show my feelings when he tells me his opinion. I should pretend to agree with him, even if I do not. But no one can tell me that I "should agree" with him.
    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: You should give me one pound

    @Amigos4
    I want the mobile device to be physically given to her.

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