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Modals: should, would, could
Should would could are modals, therefore they are followed by the base form of the verb .
Should conveys an idea of advice, reproach, supposition . You can also find it after impersonal phrases like : it is necessary that , it is possible, advisable etc.
Should can also start an affirmative sentence instead of “ in case..”
Would is used to form the conditional, to describe a past habit and in the ' future in the past 'construction.
Could denotes possibility, past capability. In the interrogative it is used for formal requests.
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