Sasha
Professional Teacher
must or should? Why? Hello! Could you help me with this? "If you really must/should smoke, do it outside." I think to use "should" might be possible here, but the key says that only "must" is correct. Why? Thank you!
Jun 25, 2019 7:00 AM
Answers · 3
Only “must” is correct. Ideally, you would not smoke at all, but if it is truly a necessity, then do it outside.
June 25, 2019
Must is a requirement. Should is more of a suggestion or a preference. They way your sentence is worded, you must use must. Here's an example using should. All smokers should smoke outside. This implies that it is preferred that smoking is done outside.
June 26, 2019
should - следует, must - должен. Если тебе действительно это необходимо (если ты действительно должен это сделать из вн.побуждений), сделай это на улице.
June 25, 2019
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