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verb (simple past of shall)
  1. The speaker—but not necessarily the subject of the sentence—intends for the subject to execute the sentence predicate.
Contrast with stronger auxiliary verb must, which indicates that the subject is required to execute the predicate.
  1. 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.
  1. if, If; in case of.
Should you need extra blankets, you'll find them in the closet.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: si
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: Old English sceolde, preterite form of sculan.


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