Choosing the Best Modal Verb to Complete a Sentence
“Should” is used to talk about obligation and give suggestions.
They should take more vacation time. (Giving a suggestion)
You should do your homework every night. (Explaining an obligation)
“Would” is used to discuss habitual action in the past.
As kids, we would play outside all summer.
However, “should/would” do have a little overlap. It roughly corresponds to the past tense of “shall/will,” as discussed above.
For most subject pronouns, “should” shows a stronger idea of command, promise, or assertion. For I and we, the opposite is true – “would” is stronger.
I should think they are telling the truth.
is less certain than
I would think they are telling the truth.
If they did their homework, they would do better.
is not as strong as
If they did their homework, they should do better.
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The correct answer is
The smallest number is the one that comes first while counting.
To arrange the given numbers in order from smallest to greatest, find the smallest number among all the given numbers.
21 is the smallest number.