Would and Should

Would and Should :

The verb would is another helping or auxiliary verb.
Use would as the past tense of will.

We started running so we would get there in time.
Peter said he would come.
I knew you would enjoy Disneyland.
The Prince said he would only marry a true princess.
John and Sue said they would meet me at the airport.
He promised he wouldn’t forget her birthday.
They said that they would not disturbe us in the middle of the session.
It was said that he should not come to meet her in her class-room.

It is polite to use would like when you are offering people things, or asking for something yourself.

For examples :

Would you like a cup of coffee?
I am tired now. I’d like a rest.
You’d like a meal now, wouldn’t you?
What color would you like?

When they are accepting an offer, people often use would love instead of would like.

For example :
Would you like a chocolate?
Yes, please, I would love one.

Should is a helping or auxiliary verb. Use should to talk about necessary actions or things that people ought to do.

Children should not play in traffic.
You should always look before crossing the street.
If you are tired you should go to bed early.
You should know how to spell your own name.
We should all drink more water.
You should do more exercise.
Should I turn off the computer when I’m not using it?
Shouldn’t you tell your Mom if you’re going out?
We should always thank people for presents, shouldn’t we?

Learn these contractions.

I would = I’d
we would = we’d
you would = you’d
they would = they’d
he would = he’d
should not = shouldn’t
she would = she’d
would not = wouldn’t

Every student should have a good dictionary.
Would you like some coffee?
Yes, I would love a cup of coffee.
We should all learn good table manners.
We would like to go outdoors if it stops raining.
John said he would help me with science.
Would you like to play a game with me?
Children should not watch too much television.
You should not play with fire.
He promised he would meet me after school.
We should not waste water.
You should all pay attention in class.
What should we do now?
Would you help if I asked?
Of course, I would help you!

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