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You are using demo version Please purchase full version from www.technocomsolutions.com Different moods and different ways to express them • • • • • •

ABILITY POSSIBILITY PERMISSION OBLIGATION EXPECTABILITY PROBABILITY

Structure of Modal Verbs

I You He Modal Verb

Infinitive

(Can /should, etc.)

(without TO)

She It We They

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You are using demo version Please purchase full version from www.technocomsolutions.com CAN is used to indicate the possession of an ABILITY. He can speak German fluently (= He’s able to speak German fluently)

Different ways to express ability

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The solution may / can be found at the back of the book (= It’s possible to find the solution at the back of the book)

CAN / MAY are also used to give PERMISSION. You can / may speak to the patient just a few minutes. (=You’re allowed to speak to the patient just a few minutes)

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You are using demo version Please purchase full version from www.technocomsolutions.com SHOULD is often used to indicate what is regarded as PROBABLE or reasonably EXPECTED The introduction of new machinery should contribute greatly to better results. (=It’s expected that the introduction troduction of new machinery will contribute greatly…)

MUST is often used to indicate OBLIGATION. You must obtain a visa to travel to USA. (=It’s compulsory that you obtain a visa to travel to USA.)

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Modal Verb  

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