modal verbs


know about the use of modal verbs
Guillermo Alejandro Marroquin Aguirre
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    modal verbs
    Through the study of modal verbs, you will know how to use this kind of words when writing and speaking to transmit your ideas and thouths with clearity.

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    modal verbs
      A modal is a type of auxiliary (helping) verb that is used to express: ability, possibility, permission or obligation.f auxiliary verbs and the preposition to. Can/could/be able to May/might Shall/should Must/have to Will/would      

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    Can, Could, Be Able To
      Can, could and be able to are used to express a variety of ideas in English: Present and Future: can/can’t + base form of the verb Tom can write poetry very well.  I won’t be able to visit you next summer.

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    could / couldn’t + base form
    Past When I was a child I could climb trees.   I arrieved early to the banck, but I could not pay the bills.    I gave him the money, but he could not give the keys.   

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    May, Might
      Formal Permission / Formal Prohibition may / may not + base form of the verb You may start your exam now. You may not wear sandals to work.

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    Shall, Should, Ought to
      To Offer of Assistance or Polite Suggestion (When you are quite sure of a positive answer) Shall + subject + base form of the verb Shall we go for a walk? Note: Shall is only used with I or we. It is used instead of will only in formal English.

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    Must, Have to, Need to, Don’t have to, Needn’t
      Could + base form of the verb (informal) You could take the tour of the castle tomorrow. You could make the exeam next week.  You could sell yor house in a lot of money. 

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    Will / Would
      will / won’t + base form of the verb John will pick you up at 7:00am. Beth won’t be happy with the results of the exam. I will send him the report tomorrow. I will meet you at 5:00 pm. 

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    Exercises – Modals
    Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the following modals: If you are sick, you ________ go to work. You’ll infect everyone there. Drivers _______ stop at red lights. You _______ finish the proposal today. You can finish it tomorrow. She ______ hear much better with her new hearing aids. ______ I order us a bottle of wine?  

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