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Expressing ExpectationPlay
Use 'ought to' to express what is expected from someone, subtly different from commanding. SlideYou ought to apologize for arriving late.
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Soft CriticismPlay
'Ought to' can imply disappointment or critique in someone's actions more gently than direct statements. SlideYou really ought to have checked your work.
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Moral ObligationPlay
It's used for advising based on moral grounds, indicating a sense of duty rather than strict obligation. SlideWe ought to help those in need.