After "could ", " would" we always use a verb without "to "?
Mar 25, 2017 10:20 AM
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Yes. Could, would, and should are modal verbs, which are followed by a "bare" infinitive (an infinitive without "to").

- I could hear the dog barking.
- You should have told me earlier.
- She would not stop dancing.

March 25, 2017

To add to the others, there are some modal phrases / semi-modals which include "to"

a) have to 

b) ought to

c) need to 

d) dare to

e) used to

It may help to remember that the modals without "to" are: 

- words ending in -ould

- words ending in -ll

- can, must, might, may

See also here: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Semi-Modal-Auxiliary-Verbs.htm

March 25, 2017
March 25, 2017
thank you, Evelyn!
March 25, 2017
March 25, 2017
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