Modal Verbs

Presentation of Modal Versb

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

1. List of most common modal verbs

1.1. 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.

1.1.1. Example:

1.1.1.1. We shall dance together soon, my lady.

1.2. Coul:

1.2.1. 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.

1.2.1.1. Exemple:

1.2.1.1.1. Could you call your mom, please?

1.3. May

1.3.1. 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.

1.3.1.1. Exemple:

1.3.1.1.1. We may go to the college tomorrow.

1.4. Might:

1.4.1. For suggestions or possibilities, this verb expresses it clearly. Its use depends on the context, being much more flexible than "may".

1.4.1.1. EXemple:

1.4.1.1.1. You might as well try to open and get in the car

1.5. Will:

1.5.1. This is a verb that talks about the future. Prediction, question or concern, establishes that it is possible or already possible that something happens afterwards.

1.5.1.1. EXemple:

1.5.1.1.1. We will listen to the next time.

1.6. Would:

1.6.1. 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.

1.6.1.1. Example

1.6.1.1.1. Would you please close our windows?

1.6.1.2. Can: 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.

1.6.1.2.1. ejemple : Forgive me, can you tell me what time is?

1.7. Must

1.7.1. Express need or a strong suggestion. Also, it implies that you can come to suppose something.

1.7.1.1. Example

1.7.1.1.1. Maybe, she must have done something

1.8. Shall

1.9. Should

1.9.1. 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.

1.9.1.1. Example

1.9.1.1.1. Should she doesn’t back?

1.10. Ought to

1.10.1. It is not very frequent that you find yourself with this verb. However, its meaning is similar to "should".

1.10.1.1. Example:

1.10.1.1.1. Antonio: Yes. First, I must finish this homework. But, don’t worry. I can speak Italian.

2. 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 whenever you want.

2.1. MODAL versb

3. Modals, Modal Verbs, Types of Modal Verbs: Useful List & Examples | English Grammar