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Thursday, March 30, 2017

modal verbs for 3º ESO


  • A modal is a type of auxiliary verb that is used to express: ability, possibility, permission or obligation. Modal phrases are used to express the same things as modals, but are a combination of auxiliary verbs and the preposition to. The characteristics of modal verbs are:
    • they have their own negative:
      • can - can't
      • must - mustn't
      • should - shouldn't
    • they have their own interrogative:
      • Can you come?
      • Must we go?
      • What should I do?
    • they are usually followed by another verb:
      • We shouldn't finish after 8.
      • They could drive a car at 16.
    • they never change form, never add -s, -ed, -ing.
      • He can ride a bike.
      • They mustn't drive at night.
    • they are always followed by an infinitive without to.

  • CAN/CAN'T: ability, possibility
  • MUST/MUSTN'T:: obligation/prohibition
  • SHOULD/SHOULDN'T:: advice

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