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US ['ɔ:t tə]
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  • modalv.应该;应当;(表示期望或可能发生的事)应该;(表示劝告或建议)应该
  • v.应该
  • Web理应;应然;应该要
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应该;应当used to say what is the right thing to do
They ought to apologize.
他们应该道歉。
‘Ought I to write to say thank you?’ ‘Yes, I think you ought (to).’
“我应该写信致谢吗?”“对,我觉得你应该。”
They ought to have apologized(= but they didn't) .
他们本该道歉的。
Such things ought not to be allowed.
这种事应该禁止。
He oughtn't to have been driving so fast.
他本不该把车开得那么快。
2.
(表示期望或可能发生的事)应该used to say what you expect or would like to happen
Children ought to be able to read by the age of 7.
儿童 7 岁时应该识字了。
Nurses ought to earn more.
护士的薪资应该多一点。
3.
(表示劝告或建议)应该used to say what you advise or recommend
We ought to be leaving now.
我们现在该动身了。
This is delicious. You ought to try some.
这个菜很可口,你可得尝尝。
You ought to have come to the meeting. It was interesting.
会议可有意思了,你真该参加。
4.
(表示可能发生的或真实的事情)应该used to say what has probably happened or is probably true
If he started out at nine, he ought to be here by now.
他如果九点出发,现在应该到这里了。
That ought to be enough food for the four of us.
这些食物应该够咱们四个人吃了。
Oughtn't the water to have boiled by now?
水现在该开了吧?

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