Modal Verbs (Uses)

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Modal Verbs (Uses) by Mind Map: Modal Verbs (Uses)

1. Deduction

1.1. Must

1.1.1. He got promoted, he must be happy

1.2. Can't

1.2.1. He got promoted, he can't be sad

1.3. Could

1.3.1. He got promoted, he could still be at work

1.4. May \ Might

1.4.1. He got promoted, he may not be poor anymore

2. Obligation

2.1. Must

2.1.1. You must drive slower

2.2. Have to

2.2.1. You have to drive in your lane

2.3. Need

2.3.1. You need to change your tires

3. Prohibition

3.1. Mustn't

3.1.1. You mustn't open it before midnight

3.2. Don't have to

3.2.1. You don't have to do it all by yourself

4. Permission

4.1. Can

4.1.1. Can I open the window?

4.2. Could

4.2.1. Could we visit the park?

4.3. May \ Might

4.3.1. We may open the door

5. Ability, Possibility

5.1. Can

5.1.1. I can play football

5.2. Could

5.2.1. I could play the piano

5.3. Be able to

5.3.1. I'll be able to speak English

5.4. Managed to

5.4.1. We managed to get a good grade in English

5.5. Succeeded in

5.5.1. They succeeded in getting the job

6. Requests

6.1. Can

6.1.1. Can you give that pen?

6.2. Could

6.2.1. Could you listen to them?

6.3. Will

6.3.1. Will you come with us?

6.4. Would

6.4.1. Would it be that bad to do as they say?

7. Advices

7.1. Should

7.1.1. You should visit a doctor

7.2. Had better

7.2.1. You'd better listen to us

7.3. Ought to

7.3.1. You ought to try these pastries