Modal verbs
The modal verbs in English are  : will, would, shall, should, can, could, may, might, must, ought to
All modal verbs form negative sentences with “not” <ul><li>I cannot play the guitar  </li></ul><ul><li>We must not do it  ...
All modal verbs form interrogative sentences with inversion <ul><li>Should we buy him flowers? </li></ul><ul><li>May I hel...
Modal verbs are not used in continuous tenses  <ul><li>canning, mighting, maying, musting, woulding, oughting, shoulding, ...
You cannot use ‘to’ after modal verbs <ul><li>They can to sleep here ( not correct) </li></ul><ul><li>They can sleep here ...
Two modal verbs don’t go one after other  <ul><li>I might can come ( not correct) </li></ul>
 
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Modal Verbs

  1. 1. Modal verbs
  2. 2. The modal verbs in English are : will, would, shall, should, can, could, may, might, must, ought to
  3. 3. All modal verbs form negative sentences with “not” <ul><li>I cannot play the guitar </li></ul><ul><li>We must not do it </li></ul><ul><li>She may not come tonight </li></ul>
  4. 4. All modal verbs form interrogative sentences with inversion <ul><li>Should we buy him flowers? </li></ul><ul><li>May I help you, sir? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you stay for dinner? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Modal verbs are not used in continuous tenses <ul><li>canning, mighting, maying, musting, woulding, oughting, shoulding, shalling are not correct expressions because modal verbs don’t get ‘-ing’ form </li></ul>
  6. 6. You cannot use ‘to’ after modal verbs <ul><li>They can to sleep here ( not correct) </li></ul><ul><li>They can sleep here ( correct ) </li></ul><ul><li>You may to enter the shop ( not correct) </li></ul><ul><li>You may enter the shop ( correct) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Two modal verbs don’t go one after other <ul><li>I might can come ( not correct) </li></ul>
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