Should / shouldn’t


should = sollen in German.
The modal verb should is used for giving advice or stating an opinion.


should (not) + infinitive:
positive sentence – You should go to bed early during the week
negative sentence – You shouldn’t smoke – it damages your health

Positive Sentences

It looks great. I think you should buy it!
We should give him a call – it seems to be important.

Negative Sentences

We shouldn’t drive this fast – it’s very icy!
You shouldn’t invoice customers for faulty goods. It’s unethical.


Do you think I should phone him?
The supplier is in the USA. When should I call him?

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