USEFUL MODALS - ENGLISH GRAMMAR ORDERING A MEAL

Use request offer suggestion Use polite question * polite request * polite offer * polite suggestion * Use polite suggestion

Examples _______ you wait a moment, please? I _______ lend you my car till tomorrow. _______ we visit Grandma at the weekend? Examples _______I go to the cinema, please? _______ you wait a moment, please? I _______ lend you my car till tomorrow. _______ we visit Grandma at the weekend? Examples _______ I help you?

Use wish, request, demand, order (less polite than would) spontaneous decision Use wish, request (more polite than will)

Examples _______you please shut the door? Can somebody drive me to the station? - I _______. Examples _______you shut the door, please?

Modals - English Grammar Use ability to do sth. in the present (substitute form: to be able to) Examples I can speak English.

Could we visit Grandma at the weekend? It could get very hot in Montana. Examples Would you shut the door. in the present (substitute form: to be allowed to) polite suggestion Instead of will in the 1st person Use suggestion Use wish. please? Sometimes he would bring me some flowers. I could go to the cinema. in the past (substitute form: to be able to) permission to do sth. request (more polite than will) habits in the past * no past forms .future forms Can I go to the cinema? Can you wait a moment. Could I go to the cinema. please? I could lend you my car till tomorrow. demand. Examples It may rain today.permission to do sth. assumption promise spontaneous decision habits Use wish. Can somebody drive me to the station? . Examples I could speak English. order (less polite than would) prediction. please? I can lend you my car till tomorrow. Can we visit Grandma at the weekend? It can get very hot in Arizona. in the present (substitute form: to be allowed to) request offer suggestion possibility Use ability to do sth. May I go to the cinema? May I help you? Examples Shall I carry your bag? Examples Will you please shut the door? I think it will rain on Friday. please? Could you wait a moment. she'll sit for hours without talking. in the past (substitute form: to be allowed to) polite question * polite request * polite offer * polite suggestion * possibility * Use possibility permission to do sth. request. . She's strange.I will. I will stop smoking.

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