English Grammar

Use of Should and Must in English with Example Sentences

Use of Should and Must in English with Example Sentences
Written by Muhammad Waqas

Learn how the use of Should and Must is in English grammar with  Examples ..Use of should and must with easy examples Both the modal verbs are commonly used in our daily life for describing advice, suggestions and recommendations, and obligations in a polite way. Must is also used to talk about actions that are quite compulsory to do. It is used to make anything necessary for someone to do.
It has been well explained with many easy Urdu examples for understanding better for all beginners to use it correctly. Learning the various uses of should helps you talk about different circumstances in daily conversation.

It is very important for English learners to learn these basic things which are commonly used in spoken and written. This lesson will definitely help you learn these basic concepts of English grammar in a clear way.

  Use of Should

Should is a modal verb and it can be used for the following situations:

  • Giving advice and recommendation
  • Expressing any obligation


Subject + Auxiliary verb
+ Main verb

It Should is mostly used to describe a piece of advice or opinion

  • You should help poor people.
  • We should talk about politics.
  • They should go to market in the morning.
  • He should consult with a good physician.

For obligation and Duty:

You should keep your phone in your pocket while driving. (obligation)
She should be in the office at 8 AM. (duty)

For Expectation: 

  • Maria should be in the meeting now.
  • Asim should be at the station for seat reservations.

Describing possibility:

It is often used to express the possibility of happening any action.

  • She should be able to swim in the pond.
  • He should be at the meeting at 10 AM. 

For Conditionals: 
Should it also be used to talk about any conditional action? Most of The following structure is used when making a conditional sentence…

  • If I were you, I should complain to the teacher about your misconduct.
  • If I were you, I should help that poor person financially.

Use of “Must”

Must is used to describe obligation, giving orders, and advice. It can be used only in the present and future.


All students must submit the assignment tomorrow.
You must respect your teachers.

Giving order in a positive way:

You must help that poor man now.
She must leave him alone now.

Making predictions about something:

She must be crazy.
He must be joking.

Making Negative Sentences:

She must not be cooking meals.
He must not be feeling hungry.

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Muhammad Waqas

Muhammad Waqas is a dedicated freelance writer and blogger specializing in creating engaging content for English learners. With a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from COMSATS University Islamabad, Muhammad combines his academic expertise with practical teaching experience to help learners improve their English skills.

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