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MODAL VERBS by Mind Map: MODAL VERBS

1. CAN

1.1. 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.

1.1.1. EXAMPLE:

1.1.1.1. Forgive me, can you tell me what time is?

1.1.1.1.1. He can’t speak of my nervousness

2. SHOULD

2.1. It is used more when giving advice, making or asking for suggestions, opinions and actions, or to generate a certain level of expectation for something in the future.

2.1.1. EXAMPLE:

2.1.1.1. You should listen to me.

2.1.1.1.1. Should she doesn’t back?

3. COULD

3.1. This modal verb comes to be 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.

3.1.1. EXAMPLE:

3.1.1.1. We could meet up today.

3.1.1.1.1. Could you call your mom, please?

4. WILL

4.1. This is a verb that talks about the future. Prediction, question or concern, states that it is possible or already feasible that something will happen later.

4.1.1. EXAMPLE:

4.1.1.1. You will find it.

4.1.1.1.1. We will listen to the next time.

5. MUST

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

5.1.1. EXAMPLE:

5.1.1.1. You must be joking.

5.1.1.1.1. Maybe, she must have done something.

6. WOULD

6.1. Talk about habits that you did 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.

6.1.1. EXAMPLE:

6.1.1.1. Would you please close our windows?

6.1.1.1.1. I would like you to know the truth.

7. MIGHT

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

7.1.1. EXAMPLE:

7.1.1.1. He might come tonight.

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

8. MAY

8.1. 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.

8.1.1. EXAMPLE:

8.1.1.1. May I speak now?

8.1.1.1.1. We may go to the college tomorrow.

9. DIFFERENCES

9.1. Modal verbs cannot be used without a main verb, they are always followed by a bare infinitive, that is, a verb without "to".

9.2. EXAMPLE

9.2.1. I may go to the beach this summer.

9.2.1.1. I can play the guitar.