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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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Modal Verbs Lessons:


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english user should use english word in daily routine 

02:57 PM Jan 01 2011 |

Olaniyan Opeyemi


I should have been in school by now. I must study for my chemistry test this week. I can score above 60% in my last test

02:52 AM Dec 05 2010 |

Olaniyan Opeyemi


I should have been in school by now

02:46 AM Dec 05 2010 |



You should not have done this to me.

Can you please bring me a cup of tea?

05:09 AM Nov 17 2010 |



Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

can you help me?

 I might meet you tonight 

 you shouldn't speak when you eat 

02:59 AM Sep 26 2010 |



Add a little more explanation to modal verbs!

03:02 PM Jul 17 2010 |



I think I sould leave more time to practice English

06:48 PM Jun 05 2010 |



I must save more money from now on.

06:24 AM May 05 2010 |



let's go to the shool tomorrow we might have a class..

05:48 AM Apr 20 2010 |