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To add on to the above answers, there are 9 modal verbs, namely: 

  • can
  • could
  • shall
  • should
  • will
  • would
  • may 
  • might 
  • must
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Because Should is a modal verb.

After Should you use the base form of the infinitive (= verb without To e.g. come instead of to come)

Should + Verb (base form of infinitive)

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Exceptions where we need not use past tense in writing (use base form)

  1. After ‘to’: She likes to cook pancakes for lunch. (“to cook” instead of “to cooked”)
  2. After modal verbs: will, would, shall, should, may, might, can, could, must.

She can cook pancakes for lunch. (“can cook” instead of “can cooked”)

  1. After Do, Does, Did: She does cook pancakes for lunch.

Why did she cook pancakes for lunch? (“did… cook” not “did…cooked” or “did… cooks”)

  1. Instruction, command or request: 

Cook pancakes for lunch!

Please cook pancakes for lunch.

  1. Verb-noun-verb pattern
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To understand this question, we have to understand what  meaning the sentence is trying to convey. This sentence is saying that “I” will bake another cake, because there is a chance that Janice may want to take one cake home. So in this case, if “not wants” is used, this basically conveys that “I” will bake another cake solely because there is a chance that Janice may not want to take one home, aka “I” simply have nothing better to do. But if “wants” is used, that means that “I” will bake another cake because there is  chance that Janice may want to take one home, which makes complete sense.

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‘Should is a modal verb. Should + Verb (base form of infinitive) ‘

‘Modal verbs are auxiliary verbs (also called helping verbs) like can, will, could, shall, must, would, might, and should. After a modal verb, the root form of a verb is generally used.’

‘All modal verbs are auxiliary verbs, which means they can only be used with a main verb. … The modal verbs are; will, would, shall, should, can, could, may, might and must.’ Eg.

I posted the cheque yesterday so it should arrive this week.

The president insists that the prime minister should attend the meeting

The manager recommended that Mary should join the company.

It was necessary that everyone should arrive on time.

He asked me what time he should come.

He should go. He should work. She should worry.

John should get a haircut.

He should stop drinking. 

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