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Can and Could in English - Modal Verbs in English

The correct usage of CAN and COULD in American Casual, Spoken English using "Modal Verbs", general rules to go by (never hard and fast or forever, always, aka: always exceptions but here's a really good start)

Modal Verbs with Examples

All modal verbs are auxiliary verbs, which means they can only be used with a main verb. Modal verbs cannot be a main verb. They are used to express ideas such as possibility, prediction, speculation, deduction and necessity.

 For an explanation on the difference between “may” and “might,” read this excellent article by Woodward English. Right, Might Guy?

Vocabulary Help: Word Root “CULP” (Blame)

Quick grammar tip with chart! Uses of the modal verbs MAY and MIGHT in English from Woodward English.

Using English Modal Verbs to make requests. This link has a situation table for using modal verbs.

Taylor Costello Using English Modal Verbs to make requests. This link has a situation table for using modal verbs.

CAN / COULD / BE ABLE TO MUST / CAN’T/ MAY/ MIGHT / COULD DEDUCTION MUST / HAVE TO / SHOULD OBLIGATION

MODAL VERBS

Written activity for level. Students can be allocated different modal/semi-modal verbs, using which they are asked to create sentences to illustrate their usage.

A modal verb is an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include: must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might…

Modal Verbs in English

A modal verb is an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include: must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might…

Teaching modal verbs can be a challenge, especially to beginning teachers who don’t have enough experience. Before teaching them, however, be sure to know what a modal verb is. It is a

Teaching modal verbs can be a challenge, especially to beginning teachers who don’t have enough experience. Before teaching them, however, be sure to know what a modal verb is. It is a

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