Modal Verbs with Examples

All modal verbs are auxiliary verbs, which means they can only be used with a main verb. Modal verbs cannot be a main verb. They are used to express ideas such as possibility, prediction, speculation, deduction and necessity.

Can and Could in English - Modal Verbs in English

The correct usage of CAN and COULD in American Casual, Spoken English using "Modal Verbs", general rules to go by (never hard and fast or forever, always, aka: always exceptions but here's a really good start)

Using English Modal Verbs to make requests. This link has a situation table for using modal verbs.

Taylor Costello Using English Modal Verbs to make requests. This link has a situation table for using modal verbs.

 For an explanation on the difference between “may” and “might,” read this excellent article by Woodward English. Right, Might Guy?

Vocabulary Help: Word Root “CULP” (Blame)

Quick grammar tip with chart! Uses of the modal verbs MAY and MIGHT in English from Woodward English.

A modal verb is an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include: must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might…

Have to is NOT an auxiliary verb (it uses the verb have as a main verb). We include have to here for convenience. Must is a modal auxiliary verb.

modal verb for kid exercise worksheet

This one should be very easy for you, try to do this exercise. No more than 5 minutes.

List of verbs commonly followed by infinitives (examples included)

Verbs Followed by Infinitives

The Zero Conditional - Present Real Conditional. What is the zero conditional? Zero conditional is easy to form because all

CAN / COULD / BE ABLE TO MUST / CAN’T/ MAY/ MIGHT / COULD DEDUCTION MUST / HAVE TO / SHOULD OBLIGATION

MODAL VERBS

Written activity for level. Students can be allocated different modal/semi-modal verbs, using which they are asked to create sentences to illustrate their usage.

A modal verb is an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include: must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might…

Modal Verbs in English

Still and yet and already are words which often cause trouble for students of English. So let's try and distinguish clearly between them.

A modal verb is an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include: must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might…

Modal Verbs in English

A modal verb is an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include: must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might…

A modal verb is an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include: must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might…

Modal Verbs in English

A modal verb is an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include: must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might…

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