MODAL AUXILIARIES
THE FORM OF MODAL AUXILIARIES

Auxiliary + the simple form of a verb
Can

(a) Olga can speak English

Co...
Auxiliary + to + the simple form of a verb
Have to

(j) I have to study tonight.

Have got to

(k) I havegot to study toni...
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Modal auxiliaries

  1. 1. MODAL AUXILIARIES THE FORM OF MODAL AUXILIARIES Auxiliary + the simple form of a verb Can (a) Olga can speak English Could (b) He couldn’t come to class May (c) It may rain tomorrow Might (d) it might rain tomorrow Should (e) Mary should study harder Had better (f) I had better study tonight Must (g) Joe must see a doctor today Will (h) I will be in class tomorrow Would (i) Would you please close the door? Can, could may, might, should, had better, must, will, and would are immediately followed by the simple form of a verb. + They are not followed by to. INCORRECT: Olga can to speak English. + The main verb does not have a final -s. INCORRECT: Olga can speaks English. + The main verb is not in past form. INCORRECT: Olga can spoke English. + The main verb is not in its -ing form. INCORRECT: Olga can speaking English.
  2. 2. Auxiliary + to + the simple form of a verb Have to (j) I have to study tonight. Have got to (k) I havegot to study tonight. Ought to (l) Kate ought to study harder. To +the simple form is used with these auxiliaries: have to, have got to, and ought to. akangjejen@gmail.com aishiteiru99

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