verb (simple past of shall)
- The speaker—but not necessarily the subject of the sentence—intends for the subject to execute the sentence predicate.
Etymology: Old English sceolde, preterite form of sculan.
- Contrast with stronger auxiliary verb must, which indicates that the subject is required to execute the predicate.
- The subject of the sentence is likely to execute the sentence predicate.
- Contrast with stronger auxiliary verb must, which indicates that the subject certainly will execute the predicate.
- if, If; in case of.
- Should you need extra blankets, you'll find them in the closet.
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