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Meaning of 'should be thinking' or 'should be doing'



 
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Meaning of 'should be thinking' or 'should be doing' #1 (permalink) Sun Mar 05, 2006 17:02 pm   Meaning of 'should be thinking' or 'should be doing'
 

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ESL/EFL Test #123 "English tense explanations", question 10

when I should be thinking about the ..........

(a) initial
(b) genesis
(c) first
(d) beginning

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #123 "English tense explanations", answer 10

when I should be thinking about the beginning.

Correct answer: (d) beginning
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hi
please explain me the meaning of should be thinking or should be doing...
thanks

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Meaning of 'should be thinking' or 'should be doing' #2 (permalink) Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:56 am   Meaning of 'should be thinking' or 'should be doing'
 

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hi
please explain me the meaning of should be thinking or should be doing...
thanks

When you say that you should be doing something, you mean that it is the best thing to do or what is expected at this moment.

Example:

I really should be studying for my exam tomorrow (I'm not doing it yet, but I think it's a good idea to do it).
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