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Modal Verbs Guide

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My name is Diana Sobrado I am an English Teacher, I am
glad to give you some advice using the modal verbs in
your context.

The education will set you free!


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All the secrets that you have to know


about uses of modal verbs in English.
THE A B C OF THE MODAL VERBS

They don't use an 's' for the third person


singular.

They make questions by inversion ('she


can go' becomes 'can she go?').

They are followed directly by the


infinitive of another verb (without 'to').

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Can" is one of the most commonly


used modal verbs in English. It can
be used to express ability or
opportunity, to request or offer
permission, and to show possibility
or impossibility.
Examples:
I can ride a horse. ability
We can stay with my brother
when we are in Paris. opportunity
She cannot stay out after 10
PM. permission
Can you hand me the stapler?
request
Any child can grow up to be
president. Possibility.
There are four expression of modal

Posibility Ability

MODAL
VERBS

Permission Obligation

The correct way to write the modal verb in a


sentence is:
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Here are some tips for you:


The modal verb do not accept conjugation
they do not need another auxiliary verb
They do not have ing form
They follow by bare infinitive
Modal verb do not have all the tenses
They have no meaning.
Do you want to play this imaginative game?

Think that these situations is happening to your


and create a sentence using modals.

1. We are going to Mexico for a


weekend.(Make suggestions about things
to do)

2. We start the University in September. (Talk


about necessity)

3. Mary is a very talented sportswoman. (Talk


about ability)

4. You have just won the lottery! (Talk about


possibility)

5. Peter has got a headache and a congested


nose. (Give him some advice)

6. You want to borrow your sisters Four


Runner 2016. (Ask for permission politely)