Shouldn’t meaning in English | Easy explanation | Indian dictionary

Shouldn’t meaning in English: In this article, the meaning of the ‘Shouldn’t’ is explained in easy English with examples.

Shouldn’t’ pronunciation= sud(a)nt, shu-d(a)nt 

Shouldn’t meaning in English

Usually ‘Should not’ is shortened to ‘Shouldn’t.’

Shouldn’t full form: Should not

1. Shouldn’t mean “it is not a good idea to do it or that was not a good idea to do.” For example:

▪ You shouldn’t eat sweets. You are a diabetic patient.

▪ I shouldn’t have texted you, without your permission.

2. Shouldn’t mean “You did not want to that happen, but it did happen.” For example:

▪ I shouldn’t have asked you to lie for me.

▪ I shouldn’t have bought a new luxurious car on loan.

Shouldn’t- English meaning
did not want it to happen
not necessary to happen


‘Should’ is the past tense of the word ‘Shall’.

Sentences that can be formed using the ‘Shouldn’t’ are as follows.


▪ I shouldn’t have bought a haunted house.

▪ You shouldn’t have done this to me.

▪ You shouldn’t smoke.

▪ You shouldn’t speak to your neighbor like that.

▪ He shouldn’t have bothered you.

▪ He shouldn’t have hurt her feelings.

▪ He shouldn’t pull the cat’s tail.

▪ He shouldn’t have been standing there.

▪ Shouldn’t be a problem.

▪ Shouldn’t be this complicated.

▪ I shouldn’t be alive.

▪ I shouldn’t be telling you this.

▪ I shouldn’t have said that.

▪ I shouldn’t have done that.

▪ I shouldn’t have talked to you like that.

▪ I shouldn’t have spoken to you like that.

▪ I told someone something I shouldn’t have.

▪ I told a secret I shouldn’t have.

▪ Shouldn’t have said it.

▪ I shouldn’t have called you.

▪ I shouldn’t have been born.

▪ They shouldn’t have killed his dog.

▪ They shouldn’t have given us uniforms.

▪ They shouldn’t have played football.

▪ We are reaching levels that shouldn’t be possible.

▪ We shouldn’t talk anymore.

▪ Weed you shouldn’t smoke.

▪ Websites you shouldn’t visit.

▪ Places you shouldn’t visit.

▪ We shouldn’t have met.

▪ We shouldn’t be late.

▪ Why you shouldn’t fear death?

▪ Who shouldn’t take the covid vaccine?

▪ While it shouldn’t be a controversial policy.

▪ I shouldn’t have texted you.

▪ I said it shouldn’t matter, but it does in reality.


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