Storyline: Kavita was playing with her daughter when the child accidentally poked her in the eye.
Mitra: What happened to your eye?
Kavita: Nothing really. My daughter poked me in the eye. Actually I was playing with her when her fingernails scrapped my eye.
Mitra: That’s no good.
Kavita: At first it wasn’t too bad so I just ignored it, but the next morning it really hurt.
Mitra: Didn’t you see a doctor?
Kavita: Yeah, I did.
Mitra: What did he say?
Kavita: He said that it should be okay but it might take a while. Until then I’ll have to live with a blurry eye.
Mitra: I’m so sorry to hear that.
Kavita: Yeah. I never thought that a harmless poke in the eye would cause so much damage.
The auxiliary verb should can be used to show probability.
- She should be here soon. (= It is probable that she will be here soon.)
- The report should be ready by evening. (= It is probable that the report will be ready by evening.)
- You should get better after taking this medicine. (= It is probable that you will get better after taking this medicine.)
- Should can also be used to talk about duty. In most cases you will be able to infer the meaning using context.