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1 MODALS Can, must, should.
2 C A N We use can + verb to talk about ability, possibility and permission. She can speak French well. She can be his wife. She can go to the disco.
3 C A N ‘ T (cannot) We use can’t + verb in the negative. She can’t speak French well. She can’t go to the disco.
4 M U S T We use must + verb to talk about obligation. You must do your homework. You must speak English here.
5 M U S T N ‘ T We use mustn’t + verb to talk about prohibition. You mustn’t eat in the library. You mustn’t park here.
6 COULD We use could + verb to talk about ability in the past. He could swim when he was five years old.
7 SHOULD We use should + verb to give advice. You should help your schoolmates.
8 SHOULD We use shouldn’t + verb in the negative. You shouldn’t eat so much cake.
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