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Modals to Express Degrees of Certainty, PART 3 (A04)

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Emperatriz Angulo

on 21 January 2014

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Transcript of Modals to Express Degrees of Certainty, PART 3 (A04)

What about making assumptions in the future?
Modals to Express Degrees of Certainty
(Part 3)

What structures can we use?
It's almost 9:00p.m. The guests should be arriving soon.
George is very bright. He ought to do well in his new job.
We use
Should
/
Ought to
and the base form of the verb when we are almost certain about a future event.
- However, we can use
May
/
Might
/
Could
when we are less certain about a future event. For example:
She may pass with 100. It seems that she understands this grammar course.
He is very weird. He might never get married.
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