2nd October 2019


What is the difference between should and ought to?

In most cases SHOULD and OUGHT TO are used interchangeably today. Both SHOULD and OUGHT TO are used to express advice, obligation or duty. However, there is a slight difference in meaning. [Tweet “SHOULD is used when we want to express our subjective opinion.

What is the difference between may and can?

But the 'permission' use of can is not in fact incorrect in standard English. The only difference between the two verbs is that one is more polite than the other. In informal contexts it's perfectly acceptable to use can; in formal situations it would be better to use may.
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