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ought

1. modal verb indicating the right thing to do2. modal verb indicating sth advisable3. modal verb indicating sth likely or expected4. modal verb indicating sth important or relevant5. modal verb indicating sth outstanding 1 modal verb indicating the right thing to do
TRANSITIVEI ought to go there ba chóir dom dul ann, ba cheart dom dul annthe exam was easier than it ought to be bhí an scrúdú ní b'éasca ná mar ba cheart dó bheithif they sign, which they ought not to do má shíníonn siad, rud nár cheart dóibh a dhéanamhhe doesn't practise but he ought to ní chleachtann sé ach ba chóir dóshe said more than she ought to have said dúirt sí níos mó ná mar ba cheart di a ráwe ought to have had a penalty ba cheart go mbeadh poc pionóis againn you ought to have listened to her ba chóir duit éisteacht léi, d'fhéad tú éisteacht léi ought she not have left yesterday? nár chóir di imeacht inné?
INTRANSITIVEI don't feel as sorry as I ought níl mé chomh buartha agus ba chóir dom a bheith, níl a oiread aiféala orm agus ba cheart a bheithyou ought to apply, you really ought ba cheart duit cur isteach air, i ndáirírefamily comes first, and so it ought tá tús áite ag an teaghlach, agus is amhlaidh ba cheart dó bheith
2 modal verb indicating sth advisable TRANSITIVEyou ought to see the doctor ba cheart dó dul chuig an dochtúir, ba chóir duit dul chuig an dochtúirshe ought not go alone níor cheart go rachadh sí ina haonar, níor chóir di dul léi féin'Have you read that note? I think you ought to. Ar léigh tú an nóta sin? Sílim gur cheart duit.ought she refuse him? ar cheart di diúltú dó?
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3 modal verb indicating sth likely or expected TRANSITIVEshe ought to arrive shortly ba chóir go dtiocfadh sí ar ballthat ought to do the trick ba chóir go ndéanfadh sé sin cúis they ought to have finished by now ba chóir dóibh bheith réidh faoi seo, ba cheart go mbeidís críochnaithe faoin am seo 4 modal verb indicating sth important or relevant TRANSITIVEperhaps I ought to say that ... seans gur cheart dom a rá go ...; b'fhéidir gur chóir dom a rá go ... 5 modal verb indicating sth outstanding TRANSITIVEyou ought to see her new car! dá bhfeicfeá a carr nua!, fan go bhfeicfidh tú a carr nua!you ought to have heard them cursing! dá gcloisfeá iad ag eascainí!, dá gcluinfeá ag mallachtaigh iad!