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Modals

  1. 1. Modals Can, Could, May and Might By Miss Miryam Hdz .
  2. 2. Can
  3. 3. Can’t
  4. 4. Could
  5. 5. May
  6. 6. Might
  7. 7. Modals used in the Present and the Future
  8. 8. Exercises with couldn’t might not <ul><li>1. Unfortunately, James and Michelle had already made plans, so they _______________ come with us to the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 2. They have had several major snow storms in the mountains during the last month. We had better call the highway patrol to check road conditions. The road to Smithsville _________ be passable. 3. We should call Tim before we go over to his house; he _______ be there. I don't want to drive all the way there for nothing. 4. In order to win the pie eating contest, Norman would have to eat sixteen pies in ten minutes. He __________ possibly eat that many pies - he would explode! 5. I know Eve wants to go to the ballet with us, but we'd better call her before we get her ticket. She works Wednesday nights, and she _________ be able to get time off that evening. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Exercises with couldn’t might not <ul><li>1. Unfortunately, James and Michelle had already made plans, so they couldn't come with us to the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 2. They have had several major snow storms in the mountains during the last month. We had better call the highway patrol to check road conditions. The road to Smithsville might not be passable. 3. We should call Tim before we go over to his house; he might not be there. I don't want to drive all the way there for nothing. 4. In order to win the pie eating contest, Norman would have to eat sixteen pies in ten minutes. He couldn't possibly eat that many pies - he would explode! 5. I know Eve wants to go to the ballet with us, but we'd better call her before we get her ticket. She works Wednesday nights, and she might not be able to get time off that evening. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank you for your attention <ul><li>Reference: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www3.telus.net/linguisticsissues/Modals.htm </li></ul>

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