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Ought to has a similar meaning to should. They both express the conditional: in other words, they refer to a recommended future action. Note that ought to cannot refer to the past.
Used less frequently than should, ought is always followed by a verb in the infinitive with to, except in the negative form, where we don't need to add to:
Note: ought to does not have a past form. It is only used with reference to the present and the future. Ought to have + past participle is used to express (past) regret:
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