The Modals

Meanings and examples of the English modal verbs

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1. Probability

1.1. may

1.2. might

1.3. Could

1.4. she may /might /could arrive in time .

2. Obligation

2.1. must

2.2. have to

2.3. need to

2.4. Drivers in Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦must/have to/need to be a least 18 years old.

3. Lack of obligation

3.1. don't/doesn't have to

3.2. needn't

3.3. you don’t have to /needn’t do this task if you don’t want to .

4. Advice

4.1. should

4.2. ought to

4.3. you should /ought to study 📖 hard,if you want to pass this subject .

5. Polite request

5.1. May

5.2. Could

5.3. May i go to the restroom ?

6. Prohibition

6.1. mustn't

6.2. People mustn’t smoke in public transport .

7. possibility

7.1. must

7.2. It’s her sister’s wedding ,she must attend

8. impossibility

8.1. can't

8.2. He bought a Ferrari.He can’t be a poor person.

9. Preference

9.1. Would rather

9.2. I would rather stay at home than go to the store .

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11. Threat or warnings

11.1. Had better

11.2. You had better ask a doctor 👨‍⚕️ about it .