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Modal Verbs

Modal Verbs

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Modal VerbsShould, ought to,had better, be supposed to.Necessity :mustandhave to * Have to : when the situation makes it necessaryMust can also expresses a wish :e.g. I must buy a newspaper. I want to see theracing result.e.g. We must invite Claire. She·s wonderful company.Necessity :mustn·torneedn·t * Don·thave to/Don·tneed to= needn·t Didn·t need to/ needn·t have + past participle
 
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ossibility and certainty :may, might, could, mustMay, Might : express possibility and likeliness.Could : small possibility , possible but unlikelye.g. It may/might/could rain tomorrow.Negative forms :-may not/might not = possible-couldn·t = impossibleMust and Can·tMust : something is certainly true.Can·t : something is impossible.
 
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ermissionCan, could, may???Can, could, may :Giving and refusing permission :we can only use´can and mayµnot ´couldµ to give or refusepermission.* May is formal and isn·t used in speech.-refusing permission = can·t/ may notTalking about permission :e.g. can, could, be allowed to

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