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Modal Auxiliary Verbs

Modal verbs are helping verbs expressing the degree of possibility, ability, permission, or obligation. Let's take a look at modal auxiliary verbs with their uses and examples below.

Grammar Corner Modal Auxiliary Verbs

 

Modal verbs are auxiliary or helping verbs. These kinds of verbs cannot be used on their own and appear in connection with a main verb.

The most common modal verbs are:
     can         could  
     may        might  
     shall       should
     will         would
     must       ought to

Modal verbs affect the main verb they are associated with by expressing the level of possibility, ability, permission and obligation for that action or state.

Modal auxiliary verbs also act differently to other verbs. For example, they never change their form, regardless of whether in the singular or plural persons, or whether expressing the past, present or future.

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