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Modal Like Verbs
Transcript of Modal Like Verbs
What are those?
We often use have to to say that something is obligatory, for example:
"Children have to go to school"
To be able to / To be allowed to
We often use to be able to or to be allowed to instead of "can".
We can only form the Past of "can" (could).
To put "can" into other tenses we need the phrases to be able to or to be allowed to.
Verbs that accompany other verbs in a sentence.
Change the intensity and purpose of those "common" verbs.
Are not actions.
It's a crime not to!
slowly. Too much
stress is not
good for your heart.
Have to is often grouped with modal auxiliary verbs for convenience, but in fact it is not a modal verb. It is not even an auxiliary verb.
In the have to structure, "have" is a main verb. The structure is:
subject + auxiliary verb + have + infinitive (with to)
Structure of Have to
In France, you
drive on the right.
In England, most schoolchildren
wear a uniform.
wear a tie at work.
In each of the above cases, the obligation is not the subject's opinion or idea. The obligation is imposed from outside.