When expressing opinions, people often resort to
the use of the modal verbs, must, should, ought and need.
Beware, however, because using a modal verb can
act to cut off the discussion with another person. Once someone is
told they should do something, it is pretty much the final word.
In writing, be more moderate and use words like
might, may and could. This way, you’ve left some room for the
other person to respectfully disagree.
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