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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #107099: Ought to - Should
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    Ought to - Should


     

    OUGHT TO : Is also a modal auxiliary  (sometimes called 'semi-modal' or 'quasi-modal'); it has the same value as 'should' with more insistance on a moral duty.

    1) Ought to is used to speak about things which are desired or ideal :

    ex : We ought to eat lots of fruit and vegetables every day.

     

     

    2) In the past, Use ought to have + V in the past participle    to express desired or ideal things in the past but which aren't realised. It can also express a regret.

    ex : We ought to have closed the gate. Then the dog wouldn’t have got out.

     

    3) Ought to is also used to express what is likely to happen :

    ex : The concert ought to last about two hours, so we’ll be home by 12 pm.

     

     

    4) The  very formal and rare forms :   The negative and the interrogative forms of 'ought to' are not frequently used.

    DO NOT HESITATE TO USE SHOULD.

    * The negative form = ought not to = oughtn’t to ; and the interrogative form = ought + sujet + to + V ?

    ex : You oughtn’t to have said that about his mother. = You shouldn't have said ...

    ex : Ought we to call the police ?=  Should we call ...?

     

                                                                      

    A tessera (plural: tesserae, diminutive tessella) is an individual tile in a mosaic, usually formed in the shape of a cube.

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    Opening a new Museum ...

    Many things before we receive school boys and girls in this museum .... The entrance for children. more guides in the Roman villa itself, to make sure on the remains.
    People audio guides, in different languages of course, but competent people to answer the visitors ' questions. In my opinion, after the visit of the villa several workshops for kids with different crafts and manual exercises as well. Of course, a brass-rubbing class! Children (and adults ...) love that ! The museum a mosaic training course too, but people glue ! The tessella are quite expensive and reusable ! Obviously, miniature models of the former villa which kids, working in groups, reconstruct; but broken ! Therefore, in your opinion, three more assistants ? Yes, of course, this museum will be the success that !!!







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