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Modal Verbs

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Dayvi Khanna

on 15 October 2012

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Transcript of Modal Verbs

Modal Verbs

Can, Could & May Modal Can Modal Could for Permission Modal May & Might - When to use May -
formal speech request/grant permission
- When to use Might -
very formal requests with first person pronouns
- Major Differences - Thank You! - 'Can' is a modal verb
-It is used in present tense
-Used to request permission
-Example: "Can I be excused from the table?" By: Dayvi Khanna, Mary Byron and Jennifer Harrison When do I use could? Could I get a drink of water, please?

Could I go outside for a minute?

Could I be excused? Modal Verb Could for Ability When do I use could? 'Can' permission When I was 2 years old, I could say three words.

When I was 4 years old, I could fit in my dad’s suitcase. With a partner, write two sentences. -The modal verb 'can' is also used as an ability
-To be able to do something
-In present tense
-Example: "I can play the guitar" 'Can' ability 1. Something you used to be able to do.

2. Something you are now able to do. Ability Exercise: Example After my first year at McGill, I could teach one subject comfortably.

Now in my last year at McGill, I can teach all subjects comfortably. 10 Volunteers Pretty Please! Game Time!
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