Fellas, what do we need when we do not know what to do or how to act in a particular situation? It is an advice. Today, we are going to learn the use of modals of advice.
e.g.: You should come early.
Negative form: should not
e.g.: You should not work until midnight.
2) Ought to
Ought to is often pronounced “otta” in informal speaking. It is usually not used in the negative and questions.
e.g.: We ought to wait for the rain to stop.
3) Had better
Had better is usually stronger than should and ought to and implies a warning about possible bad consequences.
Notes on the use of had better:
• It has a present or future meaning.
• It is followed by the simple form of a verb.
• It is more common in speaking than writing.
e.g.: You had better consume less sugar.
Negative form: had better not
e.g.: You had better not eat spicy food.
• Betty Schrampfer Azar, Understanding and Using English Grammar
• Betty Schrampfer Azar, Fundamentals of English Grammar
Compiled and written by @fathrahman for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, May 31, 2018