Modal auxiliary verb



Modal

Modals are types of auxiliary verbs that are used to express ability, power, permission, request, possibilities, etc.

Here is a list of modals :

  1. Will, Shall
  2. Would, Should
  3. Can, Could
  4. May, Might
  5. Must, Dare
  6. Need, Ought to
  7. Used to

Note : Need, dare, used to are often called "semi models" because they are partly like modal helping verbs and partly like main verbs.


REMEMBER

  • Modal verbs never change their form, you can never add 's' or 'ed' with modals; as,

    1. She can play.
      She cans play. (wrong)
    2. You must go.
      You musted go. (wrong)
  • Two modals can never go together; as,

    1. You can must. (wrong)
    2. She will must. (wrong)
  • They make the negative with not; as,

    1. He can not play.
    2. She will not go.





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