it shouldn't (do something)

You can use "it shouldn't ___" to talk about the future. You use it when you're guessing about the future, but you have a strong reason to think that things will happen a certain way. For example:

This shouldn't take too long.

You would say this when you're about to interview someone, and you don't have a lot of questions to ask them. The interview might take a long time, but it probably won't. In this case, you can say "it shouldn't take long."

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