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UNIT 4 Modals: may, might, can, could. Modal verbs: Give an indication of the speaker’s attitude Can indicate degrees of certainty, uncertainty, etc.

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1 UNIT 4 Modals: may, might, can, could

2 Modal verbs: Give an indication of the speaker’s attitude Can indicate degrees of certainty, uncertainty, etc.

3 Ability Can expresses ability in the present; could in the past Talk about an achievement and to express that someone was succesful: ◦ Was/were able to ◦ Managed to + infinitive ◦ Succeeded in + verb + ing

4 Can to express permission; cannot/can’t to express prohibition May: sometimes used to express permition/prohibition in a formal way Permission

5 Request, suggestions and polite orders Can/could: to make offers, requests, and give polite orders Might: to request permission in a polite way

6 Possibility and probability May, might and could are used to speculate about the possibility of events May, might and could + have + past participle ◦ To speculate in the past ◦ To talk about possibilities in the past that did not happen

7 Cannot/can’t: to express negative certainty based on evidence Cannot/can’t + have + past participle: to express negative certainty in the past Can and could: used to talk about theoretical possibility May, might and could + be + verb + -ing: to speculate about events in the present/future


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