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Discuss statements or questions with modal verbs: may, might, can, could, should, would, will, ought to, must, etc.

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Shim Jae Yoon
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Post by Shim Jae Yoon » Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:25 pm

We then that are strong ought to bear the
infirmities of the weak.
In this case, The meaning is that To be bound in duty or by moral obligation.

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Ought to vs. Must

Post by Jason M. Ham » Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:21 pm

Ought to not as forceful as must. Ought to is used like should to make a suggestion. Need to is used more like must to make something mandatory.
You ought to brush your teeth three times a day.
A Korean student must have a visa to enter the United States.
The first example is a suggestion; the second expresses necessity.

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