Modal verbs mind map

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1. 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.V

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4. 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. Example: Chris shall be happy to see you

5. "Should" is used in interrogative phrases to ask if there is an obligation or to ask for a recommendation. Example: Should we leave a tip

6. Ought to" is a synonym of "should" although it is less common. Example: She ought to quit smoking

7. Also the use of "will" means will or determination. Example: I will help you

8. "Would" is used to declare a preference and to ask for something politely. Example: She would like to go to New York someday

9. Can "indicates ability or possibility. In these cases it can be translated as "power" in Spanish. Example: We can work late tonight if you need us.

10. "Could" indicates possibility or ability in the past. Example: Joe could speak Spanish when he was young.

11. As "could", "may" is used to indicate possibilities in the future. Example: I would bring an umbrella, it may rain later.

12. Might" is used to indicate possibilities in the present or the future. In these cases, it is a synonym of "may". Example: I would bring an umbrella, it might rain later

13. Must "indicates an obligation, prohibition or necessity. You can also use "have to" in affirmative sentences. Example: You must [have to] read this book, it's fantastic.