Example sentences for: ought

How can you use “ought” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Such language ought not be allowed to go to waste; it is ripe for recycling.

  • By the same token, the sober observer of language ought not allow his emotions to get in the way of his cool evaluation of the facts (as he sees them), and a label like Illiterate has pejorative overtones and undertones inappropriate to the detached, scholarly view.

  • This welcome work is directed toward writers and editors who have the wit to harbor doubts about their infallibility (which ought to include just about anyone worthy of consideration as a professional).

  • If it is felt that some guidance is needed, then they should hire a tutor--there ought to be plenty of good ones available everywhere.

  • Staff knowledge of procedures ought to play some role in following these procedures, for instance.


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