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# Understanding Modals - Question

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Since the library carries catalogues of most of the universities in the US, you ought be able to find information there.

a) ...
b) this is where you should be able to find
c) you should be able to locate
d) you could possibly be able to locate
e) you might being able in finding

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C

When do you know when to use should vs ought?

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Ian
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: Understanding Modals - Question [#permalink]

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14 Apr 2017, 10:57
A) the option doesn't use ought to be, it just uses ought be. That's incorrect.
B) use of "this" is confusing. If this implies united states or the library is unclear.
C) should + simple present sounds decent, along with the fact it shows advisability .let's keep it in.
D) "you could" sounds more conditional. Option C is better than D.
E) " might being" and "finding" doesn't seem correct grammatically.

Can't really point out how E is incorrect grammatically.

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Re: Understanding Modals - Question [#permalink]

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15 Apr 2017, 23:10
Its a tricky Question!

I will go with C because the 1st Clause of the sentence infer the conviction so the second clause require "should".

That means since it is in the library catalogue so one "should" locate.

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15 Apr 2017, 23:58
itudor13 wrote:
Since the library carries catalogues of most of the universities in the US, you ought be able to find information there.

a) ...
b) this is where you should be able to find
c) you should be able to locate
d) you could possibly be able to locate
e) you might being able in finding

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C

When do you know when to use should vs ought?

Best,

Ian

Do provide official solution to this quesion

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Re: Understanding Modals - Question   [#permalink] 15 Apr 2017, 23:58
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