Devoir: « je dois partir »= I ought to go, I must go, and also ? « I should go »? Or is the last of these « je devrais partir »?

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Ted

Kwiziq community member

26 October 2018

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Devoir: « je dois partir »= I ought to go, I must go, and also ? « I should go »? Or is the last of these « je devrais partir »?

This relates to:
Conjugate devoir in Le Conditionnel Présent = should (conditional mood) -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

27 October 2018

27/10/18

Hi Ted,

Je dois partir = I must/have to go 

Je devrais partir I should go/ I ought to go 

Hope this helps!

Ted

Kwiziq community member

27 October 2018

27/10/18

Merci, Cécile! I guess the quality of the word "should" in English in this case is more the flavour of  the conditional "would", as in "I should or ought to or would go, but...."

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