what is a modal verb?
My academic goal is not just to learn everything I can to get my BS in Psychology; it is also to make a difference in my life, and those around me.
My academic goal is not just to learn everything I can to get my BS in Psychology; it is also to make a difference in my life and those around me.
Modal verbs are special verbs which behave very differently from normal verbs. Here are some important differences:
1. Modal verbs do not take "-s" in the third person.
He can speak Chinese.
She should be here by 9:00.
2. You use "not" to make modal verbs negative, even in Simple Present and Simple Past.
He should not be late.
They might not come to the party.
3. Many modal verbs cannot be used in the past tenses or the future tenses.
He will can go with us. Incorrect
She musted study very hard. Incorrect
Common Modal Verbs
Can Could May Might Must Ought to Shall Should Will Would
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