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How to use Modal Verb: " Could" or "Should" in English Grammar PDF Print
Friday, 01 July 2011 19:23

How to use Modal Verb: " Could" or "should"† in English Grammar

1. Introduction:

Hi, everybody!. Today, EnglishGoOnline will help you to use modal verb "could"† or ďshouldĒ† in English? How to use another modal verbs† in English Grammar. Unlike other auxiliary verbs modals only exist in their helping form; they cannot act alone as the main verb in a sentence. You will learn the difference and when to use them! This is a necessary lesson on modal verbs for English beginners.

2. Watch the† Online Video - Lesson:

3. How to use

3.1. Possesive adjectives

Definition: All the auxiliary verbs except be, do and have are called modals. Unlike other auxiliary verbs modals only exist in their helping form; they cannot act alone as the main verb in a sentence.

Be, do, and have also differ from the other auxiliaries in that they can also serve as ordinary verbs in a given sentence.

The modal verbs are:- CAN / COULD / MAY / MIGHT / MUST / SHALL / SHOULD / OUGHT TO / WILL / WOULD

Modal Example Uses
Can They can control their own budgets.

We canít fix it.

Can I smoke here?

Can you help me?

Ability / Possibility

Inability / Impossibility

Asking for permission

Request

Could Could I borrow your dictionary?

Could you say it again more slowly?

We could try to fix it ourselves.

I think we could have another Gulf War.

He gave up his old job so he could work for us.

Asking for permission.

Request

Suggestion

Future possibility

Ability in the past

May May I have another cup of coffee?

China may become a major economic power.

Asking for permission

Future possibility

Might

We'd better phone tomorrow, they might be eating their dinner now.

They might give us a 10% discount.

Present possibility

Future possibility

Must We must say good-bye now.

They mustnít disrupt the work more than necessary.

Necessity / Obligation

Prohibition

Ought to We ought to employ a professional writer. Saying whatís right or correct
Shall (More common in the UK than the US) Shall I help you with your luggage?

Shall we say 2.30 then?

Shall I do that or will you?

Offer

Suggestion

Asking what to do

Should We should sort out this problem at once.

I think we should check everything again.

Profits should increase next year.

Saying whatís right or correct

Recommending action

Uncertain prediction

Will I canít see any taxis so Iíll walk.

I'll do that for you if you like.

Iíll get back to you first thing on Monday.

Profits will increase next year.

Instant decisions

Offer

Promise

Certain prediction

Would Would you mind if I brought a colleague with me?

Would you pass the salt please?

Would you mind waiting a moment?

"Would three o`clock suit you?" - "Thatíd be fine."

Would you like to play golf this Friday?

"Would you prefer tea or coffee?" - "Iíd like tea please."

Asking for permission

Request

Request

Making arrangements

Invitation

Preferences


!Note The modal auxiliary verbs are always followed by the base form.

The verb used to, which is explained here, can also be used like a modal verb.

4. Do you want to have another English Grammar Lesson?

Please Click here

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Last Updated on Friday, 01 July 2011 20:55
 
How to use Modal Verb: " Could" or "Should" in English Grammar PDF Print
Friday, 01 July 2011 19:23

How to use Modal Verb: " Could" or "should"† in English Grammar

1. Introduction:

Hi, everybody!. Today, EnglishGoOnline will help you to use modal verb "could"† or ďshouldĒ† in English? How to use another modal verbs† in English Grammar. Unlike other auxiliary verbs modals only exist in their helping form; they cannot act alone as the main verb in a sentence. You will learn the difference and when to use them! This is a necessary lesson on modal verbs for English beginners.

2. Watch the† Online Video - Lesson:

3. How to use

3.1. Possesive adjectives

Definition: All the auxiliary verbs except be, do and have are called modals. Unlike other auxiliary verbs modals only exist in their helping form; they cannot act alone as the main verb in a sentence.

Be, do, and have also differ from the other auxiliaries in that they can also serve as ordinary verbs in a given sentence.

The modal verbs are:- CAN / COULD / MAY / MIGHT / MUST / SHALL / SHOULD / OUGHT TO / WILL / WOULD

Modal Example Uses
Can They can control their own budgets.

We canít fix it.

Can I smoke here?

Can you help me?

Ability / Possibility

Inability / Impossibility

Asking for permission

Request

Could Could I borrow your dictionary?

Could you say it again more slowly?

We could try to fix it ourselves.

I think we could have another Gulf War.

He gave up his old job so he could work for us.

Asking for permission.

Request

Suggestion

Future possibility

Ability in the past

May May I have another cup of coffee?

China may become a major economic power.

Asking for permission

Future possibility

Might

We'd better phone tomorrow, they might be eating their dinner now.

They might give us a 10% discount.

Present possibility

Future possibility

Must We must say good-bye now.

They mustnít disrupt the work more than necessary.

Necessity / Obligation

Prohibition

Ought to We ought to employ a professional writer. Saying whatís right or correct
Shall (More common in the UK than the US) Shall I help you with your luggage?

Shall we say 2.30 then?

Shall I do that or will you?

Offer

Suggestion

Asking what to do

Should We should sort out this problem at once.

I think we should check everything again.

Profits should increase next year.

Saying whatís right or correct

Recommending action

Uncertain prediction

Will I canít see any taxis so Iíll walk.

I'll do that for you if you like.

Iíll get back to you first thing on Monday.

Profits will increase next year.

Instant decisions

Offer

Promise

Certain prediction

Would Would you mind if I brought a colleague with me?

Would you pass the salt please?

Would you mind waiting a moment?

"Would three o`clock suit you?" - "Thatíd be fine."

Would you like to play golf this Friday?

"Would you prefer tea or coffee?" - "Iíd like tea please."

Asking for permission

Request

Request

Making arrangements

Invitation

Preferences


!Note The modal auxiliary verbs are always followed by the base form.

The verb used to, which is explained here, can also be used like a modal verb.

4. Do you want to have another English Grammar Lesson?

Please Click here

=======================================http://englishgoonline.com========

Last Updated on Friday, 01 July 2011 20:55
 


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