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What are Modal Verbs? Can anyone explain me in a very detailed way what are Modal Verbs? When are they used? 
Jul 14, 2016 6:33 PM
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They tend to be irregular verbs and you can also inverse the sentence with them. Here is an example of the inversion, "He can go" becomes "Can he go". In most cases they are followed be the infinitive of another verb. Here is a brief list of examples of modal verbs: can, could, may, might, will, must, would, and shall. A lot of the time these verbs will be used in probability, ability, permission, or advice.

Ability example "You can speak two languages."

Probability example "It is raining, so it must be wet outside."

Permission example "Can I drive your car."

Advice example "If you want to learn a language you must study"


Can and must are the modal verbs in the above sentences. I hope this helps out a bit. I am sure Joseph's booklet on it will be of even greater value. Good luck in your English study!

July 14, 2016

A great explanation with exercises to practise:

 

http://www.englishpage.com/modals/modalintro.html

 

 

July 14, 2016

They are verbs which don´t act like other verbs,  they have different rules. They are very simple, I have written a little booklet about them to help my students, if you send me your Email Ill pass a copy to you

July 14, 2016

Andrei,

If you don't want to help, then you don't need to comment

July 14, 2016

Eu também tinha esta dúvida, Amanda. Veja isto:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NCBo8o2Wmk

July 14, 2016
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Amanda
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