Should + (Have) Own / Eat something

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Ayonkhan
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Should + (Have) Own / Eat something

Post by Ayonkhan » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:17 am

Suppose it's about to rain. One should bring his umbrella to go out. Is it grammatically correct to say -

It looks like it will rain. He should have his own umbrella with him, just in case it does.

It looks like it will rain. I should have my umbrella with me, just in case it does.

Or one should own a book. Is it OK to say -

You should have the book.

Or one should eat something like (breakfast/ Dinner/ burger) then can I say -

You should have it/ lunch.

As far I know Should have + past participle can mean something that would have been a good idea, but that you didn't do it.

I am little confused about these grammar rules.

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Re: Should + (Have) Own / Eat something

Post by Najunas » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:13 am

“He should have his own umbrella with him.” Is correct. When spoken, your tone can change the meaning.

If you emphasize “He should” it could be interpreted as he does not actually have his own umbrella or there is a degree of uncertainty.

“It’s going to rain, should I give him my umbrella?”
“He should have his own umbrella with him.”

Vs.

“It’s going to rain, should I give him my umbrella?”
“He SHOULD have his own umbrella with him.” Implies he does not due to a mistake or the speaker is uncertain if he does in fact have his umbrella, even though he should.

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Re: Should + (Have) Own / Eat something

Post by Ayonkhan » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:16 am

Actually I wanted to know are these kinds of examples grammatically correct? -
He should have a ticket to enter the stadium.
I should have a mobile.
Students should have the uniform.

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