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The Modals by Mind Map: The Modals
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The Modals

Ability

Do you think you can/could/are able to win a pub quiz?

can

could

be able to

Probability

He may / might arrive in time.

may

might

Obligation

Drivers in Britain must/have to/need to be at least 17 years old.

must

have to

need to

Lack of obligation

You don't have to/needn't do this task if you don't want to.

don't/doesn't have to

needn't

Advice

You should/ought to study more if you want to pass this subject.

should

ought to

Polite request

May/could I have something to eat?

May

Could

Prohibition

People mustn't smoke in public transport.

mustn't

Certainty/possibility

He brings her flowers every day. He must be in love.

must

Certainty/impossibility

He bought a Ferrari. He can't be a poor person.

can't