You should send her a note.
They should arrive at noon.
If she should fall, then so would I.
You should ask first; the plants should be watered weekly.
An example of should is when someone tells you that you ought to go to bed.
An example of should is when you believe you must obey the law.
An example of should is when someone says they will do something if they might happen to win the lottery.
If I should die tomorrow, if you should be late.
I should think he would like to go.
If I should be late, go without me.
Should it rain, I shall go indoors.
Should you need extra blankets, you will find them in the closet.
He should be here soon; I should know by tomorrow.
I should think they will be pleased.
Origin of should
- From Old English sceolde, preterite form of sculan (“owe", "be obliged").