Which of these is NOT a modal verb? Modal Verbs must may will should can
A modal verb is also known as a helping verb . It gives additional information about the main verb that follows it. Examples : They must go out . Must : Obligation They go out . Present simple They should go out . Should : Advice They may go out . May : possibility They can go out . Can : permission They will go out . Will : Future tense
some exercise. do some food. eat some water. drink to sleep. go must can should may will I We They You He She It Complement Main verb Modal verb Subject Use the basic form or INFINITIVE of the main verbs after the modal verbs .
Exercise 1 : _____ _____ _____ ____ ____ 1. You must (coming / come / came) back home early. 2. My mother can (cooked / cooking / cook) seafood hotpot. 3. I may (finish / finished / finishing) my homework today. 4. Should I (turning / turned / turn) off the TV? 5. My daddy will (bought / buy / buying) me a robot.
Let’s look at the modal verbs of deduction . Use:
Must : when I’m 100% sure that something is possible.
May ( not ) and might ( not ): when I’m unsure about something.
Can’t : when I’m sure that something is not possible.
Let’s practise. Look at the pictures of some celebrities when they were young. Guess who they are!
Must or can’t if you’re sure
May (not) or might (not) if you are unsure.
Who is it? can’t/ must/ may (not)/ might (not)/ He… be…