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Intermediate 1 ESOL Grammar Modal Verbs. What are modal verbs? must may will shall can could would should might.

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1 Intermediate 1 ESOL Grammar Modal Verbs

2 What are modal verbs? must may will shall can could would should might

3 Modal Verbs Modal verbs: usually come before another verb I might go to the library now. are used with the infinitive but without the to to go I might go to the library now.not I might to go to the library now. to read He can read French.not He can to read French.

4 Modal Verbs How do you form a modal verb? The same form is used for all: I/you/he/she/it/we/they can I/you/he/she/it/we/they would I/you/he/she/it/we/they could I/you/he/she/it/we/they will I/you/he/she/it/we/they might

5 Modal Verbs How do you form negatives? The negatives are: cannot/cant will not/wont, shall not/shant (usually only with I or We) could not/couldnt would not/wouldnt should not/shouldnt must not/mustnt might not, no short form may not, no short form

6 Modal Verbs How do you form questions with modal verbs? Change the word order: She can swim. Can she swim? He will pass the test. Will he pass the test? I can help you. Can I help you?


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