TYPES OF MODALS VERBS

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MODALS. Modals. Uses. Abilities. OBLIGATION & ABSENCE OF NECESITY. Modal Verbs of Necessity. The modal verbs of necessity show obligations in the past, present, or future.

Modal Verbs of Necessity

It can be a necessary action that was required over and over again, or something that occurred just once. The modal verbs of necessity are have to, have got to, and must. PERMISSION & PROHIBITION. Modal Verbs of Permission. Use the modal verbs of permission, 'can,' or 'could,' to indicate whether someone has permission to do something or not.

Modal Verbs of Permission

Use 'can' to say that someone IS allowed to do something and 'cannot' or, 'can't,' to say that they do NOT have permission (are not allowed) to do something. Example:Students can register for fall classes beginning next week. Children under ten cannot use the pool without adult supervision. We can also use 'could' to say that someone was allowed to do something in the past. We use 'could not' or, 'couldn't,' to say that they were NOT allowed to do it. ABILITY & INHABILITY. Modal Verbs of Ability. The modal verbs of ability show just that -- ability.

Modal Verbs of Ability

Ability can be expressed in the past, present, or future. It can be an ability that was used over and over again, or something that was done just once, on a special, or rare, occasion. POSSIBILITY. Modal Verbs of Probability. Listed below are examples and uses of modal verbs of probability.

Modal Verbs of Probability

Modal verbs of probability are used to express an opinion of the speaker based on information that the speaker has. Example: He must be at work, it's 10 o'clock. In this case, the speaker is 100 % sure that the person is at work based on the speaker's knowledge that the person in question usually works at during the day. Modal Verbs of Probability Quiz. DEDUCTIONS. Modal Verbs of Obligation. Click here for all the exercises about modal verbs We can use have to + infinitive, must + infinitive and should + infinitive to express obligation (something you have to do).

Modal Verbs of Obligation

Be careful about the difference between mustn't and don't have to! The Modals of Obligation. Have To and Have Got To - Grammar Reference and Practice Exercise. Verbos Modales en Inglés - Must. Modal Verbs of Obligation Exercise 1. Should and Shouldn't. When to Use. How to Use. Modal Verbs. Grammar Reference and Interactive Practice Exercises. Created by: Nikita Kovalyov Updated: April 2004 Should & Shouldn't - When to Use; How to UseShould & Shouldn't - Positives; Negatives; and Questions Exercise.

Should and Shouldn't. When to Use. How to Use. Modal Verbs. Grammar Reference and Interactive Practice Exercises.

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