Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Should"

The meaning of "Should" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Should mean?
A: "needs to", "He should have a haircut" means "He needs to have a haircut".
Q: What does Should you wish to terminate this tenancy before the expiration date as started in this agreement, the hotel is to be notified in writing no less than one month prior to departure. mean?
A: If you want to leave early, then you have to give the hotel a letter a month before leaving.
Q: What does Should students be asked to evaluate their teachers? mean?
A: It is a question asking whether someone (not specified, could be the school or the government) should request students to judge the performance or quality of their teachers. It could be asking your opinion, or it could be posing an ethical or philosophical question.
Q: What does Should come visit me sometime? mean?

「いつか会いに来てね」 です。
Q: What does Should I become the new ruler, I will make the dragon forget the covenant it demanded. mean?
A: In this case, "should I" means "if I" so the person is talking about the future.

"Covenant" is like a promise.

Edit: "should I" like this sounds a little old fashioned. It's not common to speak it.

Example sentences using "Should"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Shall / Should / Must / Have to / Owe .
A: Nobody says “shall” anymore. Saying “should” means you’re suggesting something. “We should go to the park.” “Must” means it’s something important that has to happen. “We must find the cat”. “Have to” is pretty much the same as must “we have to find the cat” or “we have to get milk from the shops”. Owe means you have to return the favour. “I owe Sam £10” or “we owe it to them to keep going”
Q: Please show me example sentences with Should have .
A: You should have arrived home earlier (that means you did not arrive earlier)
I should have apologised ( I did not apologise you)
Tim should have looked after his parents ( that means Tim didn't look after them)
Q: Please show me example sentences with Should.
A: We should hang out this weekend.

I should go to the gym, but I'm feeling lazy...

I should probably study for this test... but, I won't. 😅
Q: Please show me example sentences with Should, Would & Could.
A: 1. We use SHOULD mainly to:
- give advice or make recommendation;
- talk about obligation;
- talk about probability and expectation;
- express the conditional mood;
- replace a subjunctive.

You should have seen it. It was really beautiful.

2. We use WOULD mainly to:
- talk about the past;
- talk about future in the past;
- express the conditional mood;
- express despire;
- polite requests and questions;
- opinion or hope;
- wish or hope.

I would rather go shopping today.

3. We use COULD mainly to:
- talk about possibilities/abilites to do thing in the past;
- make requests.

My grandmother could speak seven languages.
Q: Please show me example sentences with Should be .
A: 1. It should be ready by tomorrow.
2. The test should be finished within an hour.
3. He should be here by now.
4. You should be prepared for the event.
5. Why should I be going to the doctor?
6. She should be studying [but she isn't].

Synonyms of "Should" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Shall we.....? and Should we....? ?
A: "Shall we..." is a polite way of asking to do something and is often used as is. For example, you can say "Shall we?" if you and a friend are finished eating at a restaurant and are ready to leave.
"Should we..." questions if doing something is a good idea ("Should we go to the party tonight?") or if there are options to make ("Should we take the train or the bus?").
Q: What is the difference between Should and Ought ?
A: They mean the same thing but ought is very antiquated and not used very much.
Q: What is the difference between Ought to and Should ?
A: They mean the same thing really, the slight differences are; ought is meaning "one would think to" and is old English, not really used these days, and should is what you would subconsciously think is the right thing to do in a situation and is a commonly used word.
Q: What is the difference between Shall I and Should I ?
A: Shall is very formal and not commonly used anymore. I sometimes use shall causally with my friends but it has no different meaning than should in that situation.
Q: What is the difference between Should be and Would be and must be and Have to be ?
A: Should be- something you should be doing, used when the speaker wants something to be said or done
ex: Mary should be helping her mother with the dishes instead of texting.

Would be: use to describe something that has not happened yet or something indefinite, undecided, or intangible
ex: Mary, would you like to attend my party? Yes that would be so cool!

Must be: used when the speaker is relating to the other speaker or when the speaker is questioning something unknown to them. This could be a random question or the speaker could be relating to a situation they aren't experiencing for themselves
ex1: Her father died last spring, that must be so hard for her.
ex2: The lights were on in the house so they must be home.

Have to be: use this when something is final or unavoidable
Ex: Its my brothers birthday party and I have to be there.

Hope this helped!

Translations of "Should"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Should I say : The kids are playing in the street.
Or "on the street."
or "at the street."
A: "In the street" is how it is in British English (and "on the street" in American English).
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? オランダからたまにチャットする人が日本にきますが、親しい間柄ではありません。He said Should we meet?この場合、(会った方が良い?)と訳すべきですか?
A: 軽く誘っていると思います。英語は日本語ほど丁寧ではないので、「どこかで会いませんか?」という意味になると思います。レアルであったことない男性と会うのは女性にとって怖いかもしれないということで、お気遣いを込めて、「会ってもいい?」というのもあるかもしれません。
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Should I write " yep " or " yup "?
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Could, Should and Would
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Should I use "to" before "organize". in the sentence Bellow?
"My secretary will be halping us organize the event"
A: You CAN say "my secretary will be helping us to organize the event" but the sentence that you have already written sounds very good and is something that would more often be used with native speakers.

Adding "to" to that sentence would just be more formal rather than informal.

Other questions about "Should"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce Should I do that work?.
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Q: After "that, which or who", Should I need to add an s, when I am referring to a third person?
For example, That girl who like (or likes) going out...
A: Yes 👍🏼 But don't forget the third person plural which wouldn't require the s.
E.g., There are trees over there which shade the area.
Q: Should I remove this “hanger”?
A: yes, it can melt in the oven.
Q: Should you need any help, feel free to hit me on Facebook any time you want. Does this sound natural?
A: feel free to him me up*
Q: Please show me how to pronounce Should I introduce myself in English?.
A: Should i introduce myself?

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