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Penggunaan ‘Should’ Dan Contoh Kalimatnya

‘Should’ berarti seharusnya atau semestinya.

You should do something = menjelaskan sesuatu yang baik untuk dilakukan, atau sesuatu yang benar.

You should not do something = menjelaskan sesuatu yang tidak baik untuk dilakukan.

Kata ‘should’ terkadang mengandung makna yang sama dengan ‘must’ dan ‘have to‘. Namun ‘should‘ bersifat lebih lemah dari kedua kata – kata tersebut. Kata ini lebih personal dan tidak mengandung makna memerintah ataupun memaksa.

You should apologize. ( kamu sebaiknya meminta maaf )

You must apologize. / You have to apologize. ( kamu harus meminta maaf )

Penggunaan ‘should’

  • Memberi saran

You should speak to your teacher about it.

You look tired. You should take a rest.

She should see a doctor immediately.

“Should we invite Soni to the party?”       “Yes, I think we should.”

  • Memberi opini rekomendasi

She should resign now.

We should do something about this terrible service.

  • Pemikiran pribadi, biasanya diawali dengan kata ‘I think’ ( saya pikir / kira )

I think they should work so hard

I don’t think we should replace him.

  • Menyatakan hal yang tidak benar atau tidak sesuai dengan yang diharapkan

I wonder where Boni is. He should be here by now.

The price on this packet is wrong. It should be Rp 50.000,- not Rp 60.000,-.

That girl on the motorcycle should be wearing a helmet.

  • Menyatakan pengharapan

She’s been studying hard for the test, so she should pass. ( berharap agar dia lulus )

  • Mengekspresikan sesuatu, misalnya untuk menguatkan pendapat

They are a good people. You should think so.

  • Perasaan senang saat memperoleh sesuatu

What an amazing present. You really shouldn’t have.

  • Menggambarkan sesuatu hal

You should have seen on his face when he found out that she had got the job.

  • Kita dapat menggunakan ‘should’ setelah klausa ‘if’ untuk menyatakan sesuatu yang kita yakini kecil kemungkinannya akan terjadi.

If there should be a problem, just give me a call and I will fix it.

 

Selain ‘should (do)‘ kita juga bisa menggunakan ‘should have (done)‘.

You should have done something = kamu tidak melakukannya, padahal hal tersebut adalah baik untuk dilakukan.

You should not have done something = kamu melakukannya, padahal hal tersebut adalah salah.

Contoh :

You missed a good class last night. You should have come.

I am getting fat. I should not have eaten so much.

Perbandingan ‘should do’ dan ‘should have done ‘

  • You look tired. You should go to bed now
  • You did not sleep last night. You should have gone to bed.

Should setelah number of verbs

Kita juga dapat menempatkan ‘should’ setelah ‘number of verbs’, khusunya : demand, insist, propose, recommend, suggest.

Contoh:

He demanded that we should apologize.

They insisted that we should have lunch with him.

I suggest that you should buy a new purse.

Bentuk lain adalah dengan menambahkan kata – kata : ‘it’s important/vital/necessary/essential that … should …’.

Contoh:

It’s essential that everyone should come here on time.

Dalam hal ini kita juga dapat menghilangkan ‘should’.

It’s essential that everyone come here on time.

He demanded that we apologize.

I suggest that you buy a new purse.

Setelah kata ‘suggest’, kita tidak perlu menggunakan lagi kata ‘to’.

I suggest that you buy a new purse. ( bukan I suggest that you to buy a new purse)

Atau

What does he suggest we should do? / What does he suggest should do? (bukan What does he suggest we to do?)

Kita juga bisa menggunak akhiran ‘-ing‘ setelah suggest.

What does he suggest doing?

Should setelah number of adjectives

Kita juga dapat menempatkan ‘should’ setelah ‘number of adjectives’, khususnya : strange, odd, funny, typical, natural, interesting, surprised, surprising.

Contoh :

It’s strange that he should be fail. He is a smart boy.

I was surprised that she should do that.

 

 

 

 

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