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Modal Verbs

Modal verbs come before and modify the main verb in a sentence and help explain ideas like possibility, necessity, or obligation. Here are several modal verbs and their functions:

Might expresses uncertainty about the present or future, as in, "I might quit my job next month," or, "It might be cold out, so bring a jacket."

Can expresses ability or possibility, as in, "I can speak French and Spanish," or, "Students can get cheaper tickets at the movies." It also asks permission or makes a request, as in, "Can you come over tonight?"

Should expresses obligation, as in, "I should study for my math test," or probability, as in, "The package should arrive tomorrow, since I sent it last week." It also gives advice, as in, "I think you should go out with Jesse."

Must expresses necessity or obligation, as in, "I must go see my grandmother this weekend." It also gives strong advice, as in, "You must quit smoking now that you're pregnant."

Other modal verbs and modal verb phrases include: will, may, could, would, have to, need to, ought to, and be able to.

Modal Verbs Grammar Quiz

  1. I wish you come over tomorrow.

  2. If Janna was more outgoing, she have more friends.

  3. Mark walk well because he sprained his foot.

  4. you please pass me the salt?

  5. If you want to meet more girls, you come dancing with me on Friday.

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NIJ321655

United States

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06:15 AM Apr 29 2015 |

nadiaelouadi

Morocco

wa can be friends


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10:28 AM Aug 30 2013 |

padmarai96

India

i can’t go out because it is raining.

03:11 AM Jun 18 2013 |

clyza

clyza

Philippines

ok guys! you know …. i only have 7 days for free here …. so after that . i cant pay for another month… so please lets make my 7 days usefull here…. and by the way i am a filipina… thanks!!!!

08:03 AM Apr 25 2013 |

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clyza

clyza

Philippines

we can be friends

08:02 AM Apr 25 2013 |

laxmisingh

laxmisingh

India

Great!


05:44 AM Mar 15 2013 |