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May, Can, May, Might

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Modal can x may

  1. 1. MODAL VERBS CAN MAY (TO BE ABLE TO) ( TO BE ALLOWED TO)
  2. 2. CAN ► Can- (PODER) habilidade física ou cognitiva; capacidade, permissão (INFORMAL) I can run 100 meters in 10 seconds. Alex can solve all Math problems. Can I take you home? X MAY
  3. 3. CAN ► Can- (PODER) habilidade física ou cognitiva; capacidade, permissão X MAY ► May- (PODER) permissão, (FORMAL); probabilidade; possibilidade. (INFORMAL) I can run 100 meters in 10 seconds. Alex can solve all Math problems. Can I take you home? May I take you home? It may snow tonight. We won’t go to the beach today; it may rain.
  4. 4. WHAT DOES CAN INDICATE ?
  5. 5. WHAT DOES MAY INDICATE ?
  6. 6. MIGHT IS FOR ____ POSSIBILITY!!!
  7. 7. According to the cartoon above: 0 0 The homework is being done right now. 1 1 The homework wasn’t done. 2 2 COULDN’T indicates a present action. 3 3 The student had only his computer to do his homework. 4 4 The student could answer his exercise using his pencil and pen.
  8. 8. According to the cartoon above: 0 X The homework is being done right now. 1 1 The homework wasn’t done. 2 2 COULDN’T indicates a present action. 3 3 The student had only his computer to do his homework. 4 4 The student could answer his exercise using his pencil and pen.
  9. 9. According to the cartoon above: 0 X The homework is being done right now. X 1 The homework wasn’t done. 2 2 COULDN’T indicates a present action. 3 3 The student had only his computer to do his homework. 4 4 The student could answer his exercise using his pencil and pen.
  10. 10. According to the cartoon above: 0 X The homework is being done right now. X 1 The homework wasn’t done. 2 X COULDN’T indicates a present action. 3 3 The student had only his computer to do his homework. 4 4 The student could answer his exercise using his pencil and pen.
  11. 11. According to the cartoon above: 0 X The homework is being done right now. X 1 The homework wasn’t done. 2 X COULDN’T indicates a present action. 3 X The student had only his computer to do his homework. 4 4 The student could answer his exercise using his pencil and pen.
  12. 12. According to the cartoon above: 0 X The homework is being done right now. X 1 The homework wasn’t done. 2 X COULDN’T indicates a present action. 3 X The student had only his computer to do his homework. 4 X The student could answer his exercise using his pencil and pen.
  13. 13. W H AT ’ S T H E D I F F E R E N C E B E T W E E N MAY AND MIGHT IN THE CARTOON B E L OW ?

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