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Postby Infidel » Sun 06.03.2007 4:07 am

Ok,

I know how to do should in the context of "you should do/not do XXX" and "What should I do?" but what about the context of "It is to be expected" for example. "You should already know that." thank you.
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RE: Should

Postby Mike Cash » Sun 06.03.2007 4:16 am

そのことくらいもう知っているはずです。
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RE: Should

Postby keatonatron » Sun 06.03.2007 6:37 am

はず: "should" based on available knowledge.

Your friend said his plane arrives at 3pm. It is now 3:30pm. もう着いたはずです。

べき: "should" based on moral or social standards.

You find a wallet in the street. You should give it to the police, because that's the right thing to do. 警察に渡すべきです。
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RE: Should

Postby shoCk_x » Sun 06.03.2007 1:22 pm

はず can also be used in はずはない and はずがない.
はずはない is "I don't expect..." while はずがない is more like "there's no way that..."

I read about hazu yesterday from here
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RE: Should

Postby Infidel » Sun 06.03.2007 5:13 pm

Thanks guys.

It's too bad Wakawiki isn't searchable. A search for "should" gets no results. Apparently, the search only works for page titles not page contents. Which makes it pretty much useless.

Actually, I just tested this with textbook. After getting no page title hits it popped 7 page hits based on content. So I don't know why the search function is so inconsistant. I stopped using wagawiki a long time ago since I can never find anything.
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