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Modal auxiliary verbs are a special type of auxiliary verb, used mainly to express ability, likelihood, permission, and obligation. These include 'will', 'would', 'can', 'could', 'shall', 'should', 'may', 'might', 'must', 'ought', 'need', and 'dare'. Please do not use this tag for the non-modal auxiliaries 'be', 'have', or 'do'.

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They don't necessarily mean the same thing, but in this case, they do. The second definition of should (on MW) expresses "obligation, propriety, or expediency". That is what is not to be means here …
answered Jan 8 '15 by levininja
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The negative interrogative means technically the same thing as its positive counterpart, but it connotates or implies that the answer is probably yes. They are normally rhetorical questions. For exa …
answered Jan 8 '15 by levininja