Get Started. It's Free
or sign up with your email address
Rocket clouds
MODAL VERBS by Mind Map: MODAL VERBS

1. Modal verbs, or modal verbs, are those verbs in English that help a sentence have a better meaning thanks to its function. You can use them when you want to give another meaning to a sentence. For example, if you want to ask permission to speak or to know if they could come looking for you These verbs that serve as auxiliary verbs, seek to give specific meaning to certain actions

2. Modal verbs are auxiliary verbs that can not function as a main verb, unlike the auxiliary verbs "be", "do" and "have" that can function as a main verb. As complementary verbs that are, modal verbs do not work without another verb. This other verb always goes after the modal verb and is in the base form (the infinitive without "to"). Modal verbs are not conjugated and do not have time

3. "Can" indicates skill or possibility. In these cases it can be translated as "power" in Spanish. Its meaning will depend on what you want to say. You can use it to express some possibility or request, or to say that you are qualified or qualified for something. Example: I CAN PLAY SOCCER I can swim can you help me with the work?

4. Could This modal verb is the past form of "can". Its meaning is the same, but the verb tense expresses something that has already happened, or is also used to provide alternatives. Example could you dance in your school? you could write a poem

5. may It is a variation of the verb "can", but it is a more formal modal verb. If you want to ask permission, this is a good way. With it you can count or establish a possibility. Example: We may go to the college tomorrow. It may be better to finish this now, rather than wait until tomorrow

6. Might It is also a variation or synonym of the verb "may", and its use will vary in the context. Essentially, their translations are. "Might" is used to indicate possibilities in the present or the future. In these cases, it is a synonym of "may" Example: He might come tonight. You might as well try to open and get in the can.

7. Will It is used to express something we should do, wait, etc. in a future time. Its translation will depend a lot on the context and the verb. But, for example: it can be translated as: Will you marry me? We will listen to the next time.

8. "Shall" is used as "will" to form the future tense. The use of "shall" is much more common in the United Kingdom and is generally more educated. This is a verb not very common for being formal. Its meaning is like that of the verb "will", it expresses something in relation to what may happen. Example: eduar shall be happy to see you. I’ll take the 6 o’clock train.

9. "Should" indicates an obligation or recommendation. Reflects an opinion about what is right. It is translated as the condition of "duty" in Spanish. Should It is used more when giving advice, making or asking for suggestions, opinions and actions, or to generate a certain level of expectation about something future. Example: I should go running every day. I should eat healthier.

10. Ought to "Ought to" is a synonym of "should" although it is less common. rule: Never use "ought to" in interrogative phrases in American English. Example: I ought to practice more piano. They ought to work less

11. "Must" indicates an obligation, prohibition or necessity. You can also use "have to" in affirmative sentences. Your literal translation would be needed or I have what. However, it will depend a lot on the verb that accompanies it since it may involve assumptions. Example: you must buy medicines. you must cook.

12. "Would" is used to declare a preference and to ask for something politely. Talk about habits you used to do before. It can also be used in the future tense if your intention is to show that you are willing to do something or establish conditions. Example: Would you help me please? Would you like some coffee?

13. MODAL VERBS