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ought

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Definition of ought:

part of speech: verb

Imperfect, is under obligation; is fit or necessary.

Common misspellings * :

  • outght (12.5%)
  • cought (53.1%)
  • dought (3.1%)
  • ough (9.4%)
  • oughta (3.1%)
  • outht (3.1%)
  • oughtta (3.1%)
  • nought (3.1%)
  • ourght (6.3%)
  • outta (3.1%)
* Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,231,521 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.

Usage examples :

  • But she ought to know it, just the same. "Kent Knowles: Quahaug", - Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Yes, we ought to. "Hopalong Cassidy", - Clarence E. Mulford
  • I ought not to let her. "A Sweet Girl Graduate", - Mrs. L.T. Meade
  • I don't know; perhaps it ought to be. "Prescott of Saskatchewan", - Harold Bindloss

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