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Should vs. Would: How to Choose the Right Word
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"should" expresses a condition, an obligation, futurity, or probability. "would" expresses a possibility, an intention, a desire, a custom, or a request To express something that is probable, you might say, "Joe should be here soon. To ask a question using "should," you could say, "Should I dress fo
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  • "should" expresses a condition, an obligation, futurity, or probability.
  • "would" expresses a possibility, an intention, a desire, a custom, or a request
  • To express something that is probable, you might say, "Joe should be here soon.
  • To ask a question using "should," you could say, "Should I dress formally for the dance?"
  • to make a strong recommendation, you might say, "You should stop eating so much, or you'll soon gain weight."

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