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Modals to Express Degress of Certainty, PART 1 (A04)

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Emperatriz Angulo

on 21 January 2014

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Transcript of Modals to Express Degress of Certainty, PART 1 (A04)

Look at the teacher. She is smiling.
What's going on with her?
- As you can see, we are speculating about a situation in the Present, and we are using Modals to express different degrees of certainty.

- Remember that Must, May and Might have no contraction.
Modals to Express Degrees of Certainty
(Part 1)

- She's happy.
- She must love her job.
- She has(got) to be pregnant. She's gaining weight.
- She must not have any problem. She has such a peaceful life.
- She could be crazy.
(EXPLAIN THESE SENTENCES TO YOUR CLASSMATE)
- She's happy.
(absolutely certain)
- She
must
love her job.
- She
has(got) to
be pregnant. She's gaining weight.


- She
must not
have any problem. She
has such a peaceful life.
- She
could
be crazy.
(almost
certain)
(less
certain)
must can't / couldn't
have (got) to must not

may may not
might / could might not
(almost
certain)
(less
certain)
(almost certain)
(slightly certain)
(less certain)
almost certain = probability
less certain = possibility
100% certain
0% certain
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