should

should
[ʃud]
negative short form - shouldn't; verb
1) (past tense of shall: I thought I should never see you again.) θα+παρατατικός...
2) (used to state that something ought to happen, be done etc: You should hold your knife in your right hand; You shouldn't have said that.) θα'πρεπε να
3) (used to state that something is likely to happen etc: If you leave now, you should arrive there by six o'clock.) θα πρέπει να
4) (used after certain expressions of sorrow, surprise etc: I'm surprised you should think that.) μπόρεσα να
5) (used after if to state a condition: If anything should happen to me, I want you to remember everything I have told you today.) τυχόν
6) ((with I or we) used to state that a person wishes something was possible: I should love to go to France (if only I had enough money).) θα(ήθελα να)
7) (used to refer to an event etc which is rather surprising: I was just about to get on the bus when who should come along but John, the very person I was going to visit.) έτυχε να

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  • should of — This erroneous form of should have arises in all English speaking countries because the contracted form should ve is indistinguishable from it in speech. It is often associated with the speech of children or poorly educated adults: • Well, you… …   Modern English usage

  • should — should; should·er·er; should·na; …   English syllables

  • should've — [shood′əv] contraction should have * * * …   Universalium

  • should've — (should have) v. used to express the possibility that one ought to have done something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • should've — [shood′əv] contraction should have …   English World dictionary

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