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Giving Advice. Should, Ought to, Had Better. Giving Advice. Giving Advice. Patient:I feel so tired all the time. I can’t breathe and I have a terrible cough. Doctor:You should exercise more. You shouldn’t smoke. You ought to take your

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Giving Advice

  • Should, Ought to, Had Better


Giving Advice

Giving Advice

Patient:I feel so tired all the time. I can’t

breathe and I have a terrible cough.

Doctor:You should exercise more. You

shouldn’t smoke. You ought to take your

medicine. You had better lose weight.

You’d better not eat fast food.

Patient:That is very difficult to do.

Doctor:Well, perhaps you should think about getting a new doctor.

Patient:I feel so tired all the time. I can’t

breathe and I have a terrible cough.

Doctor:You should exercise more. You

shouldn’t smoke. You ought to take your

medicine. You had better lose weight.

You’d better not eat fast food.

Patient:That is very difficult to do.

Doctor:Well, perhaps you should think about getting a new doctor.


Should and Ought to

Use should and ought to give advice.

You should get more exercise

You ought to take your medicine.


Had Better

Use had better for strong advice. We usually use a contraction with had better.

You had better lose weight.

You’dbetter lose weight.

You’d better not eat fast food.


Had Better- BE CAREFUL!

You’d better take the bus now.

Had better always talks about the present or the future, never about the past.

You’d better study tomorrow.


Questions

Use should for questions. We don’t usually use ought to or had better in questions.

Should I go to the doctor?

Where should I go?


Polite Advice

To give polite advice, you can use maybe,perhaps, orI think….

Perhaps you ought to eat more fruit.

Maybe you should stop giving me advice.


Pronunciation

Ought to is usually pronounced as…

“Oughta”


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