What are Modal Verbs?

What are Modal Verbs?

They are Auxiliary Verbs that provide additional and specific meaning to the main verb of the sentence. Modal verbs are sometimes referred to as Modal Auxiliary Verbs because they help other verbs.


What are Modal Verbs?



CAN

Ability, doubt, astonishment, permission, polite, request

MAY

Permission, supposition, with doubt, if not prohibition

MUST

Obligation, firm necessity, logical, conclusion, probability

SHALL

Intention, supposition

WILL

Wish, desire, will, confidence,in the future

OUGHT TO

Moral duty, insistent advice, strict recommendation



NEED

Necessity

HAVE TO

Unwillingness, forced circumtances

WOULD

Wish (wish “to like”), polite request, a habit of the past

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