How often have you begun you sentence with you should when a friend asks you for some advice?
Friend: I can’t decide what colour of T-shirt to buy. The purple or the yellow?
You: I think you should get the yellow one. It suits you better.
You should this, you should that, you should …. Surely there must be another way of saying you should. In fact, there are many other ways and today I will share two of them with you.
The first is ought to. For example: You ought to get the yellow one. Or in the negative: You oughtn’t to get the purple one.
Another, more interesting way, is by using the question: Why don’t you … ? In our example: Why don’t you get the yellow one?
So, the next time you’re going to give some advice, try using:
=> ought to
=> why don’t you … ?
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