Modal Verbs:


Modal verbs are a type of auxiliary verb that indicate modality, or the speaker’s attitude towards the action or state described by the main verb.


 Some common modal verbs in English:


Can: expresses ability, possibility, or permission


Could: expresses past ability, possibility, or polite request


May: expresses possibility or permission


Might: expresses possibility or uncertainty


Must: expresses obligation or strong necessity


Should: expresses advice or recommendation


Would: expresses hypothetical situations, politeness, or habits in the past


We use modal verbs to add nuance and meaning to the sentence, such as indicating the level of certainty, obligation, or permission associated with the main verb.


Modal verbs can also affect the tense and mood of the sentence.

It’s important to note that modal verbs do not have a separate third-person singular form (e.g., he can instead of he cans), and they are always followed by a base form of the main verb (e.g., I can swim, not I can to swim).




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click here Auxiliary and Modal verbs

click here Modal Verbs: to be

click here Auxiliary Verbs: to be

click here Auxiliary Verbs: should and would

click here Auxiliary Verbs: shall and will

click here Modal Verbs: need

click here Modal Verbs: ought to