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MODAL VERB Modal verbs are verbs differ from other verbs. They have a number of special features. These verbs can express: necessity,prohibition, absence of necessity, probability, possibility, ability ...


MAY


MAY

We use 'should' for expressing degree of possibility or probability, as well as for weak obligation. It means: should, should. I Should study


Affirmative We may stay here for the night. Podríamos pasar la noche aquí.

Jack may be telling the truth. Puede que Jack esté diciendo la verdad. You may ask three questions. Puedes hacer tres preguntas.

I may visit Susan on Monday. Quizás la visite a Susan el lunes. The road may be blocked. El camino podría estar bloqueado. That may be a good idea. (Esa) Quizá sea una buena idea. Carol may go when she finishes. Carol puede/podrá ir cuando termine.


NEGATIVE Mr. Johnson may not remember anything. Puede que el señor Johnson no recuerde nada. You may not leave the classroom without permission. Usted no puede salir del aula sin permiso.

I may not come next week. Quizá no venga la semana que viene. Interrogative May I go to the bathroom? ¿Puedo ir al baño? May you take this to Mr. Richards? ¿Podrías llevarle esto al señor Richards?


Interrogative

May I go to the bathroom? ¿Puedo ir al baño?

May you take this to Mr. Richards? ¿Podrías llevarle esto al señor Richards?

May i help you? Puedo ayudarte?


Could

Could" is used to express possibility or past ability as well as to make suggestions and requests. "Could" is also commonly used in conditional sentences as the conditional form of "can." "


could


Affirmative You could be wrong. Podrías estar equivocado. They could manage without us. Ellos pudieron/podrían arreglárselas sin nosotros. I could help Ann if she only let me. Yo podría ayudar a Ann si tan solo me dejara. This new plan could be very risky. Este nuevo plan podría ser muy riesgoso. The news could kill Mr. Taylor. La noticia podría matarlo al señor Taylor.

Anybody could be chosen for the job. Cualquiera podría ser elegido para el trabajo. I could go back and bring Kate with me. Yo podría/pude volver y traer a Kate conmigo.


Negative I couldn't see very clearly. Yo no pude/podría ver muy claramente.

Mrs. Jones couldn't stand the smell. La señora Jones no pudo/podría soportar el olor.

We couldn't leave you alone. No podríamos dejarte solo.


Interrogative Could you open the window? ¿Pudiste/podrías abrir la ventana?

Could they escape? ¿Pudieron/podrían escapar?


Should


Should

We use 'should' for expressing degree of possibility or probability, as well as for weak obligation. It means: should, should. I Should study.


Affirmative You should tell Miss Baker the truth. Deberías decirle la verdad a la señorita Baker. We should go to sleep. Deberíamos ir a dormir. I should call my mother. Debería llamar a mi madre.

They should leave as soon as possible. Ellos deberían salir lo antes posible. She should be doing her homework. Ella debería estar haciendo su tarea. Ben should exercise more. Ben debería ejercitarse más. It should be here. (Esto) Debería estar aquí.


Negative You should not say that. No deberías decir eso.

Nick shouldn't be working. Nick no debería estar trabajando.

It shouldn't take long. (Esto) No debería tardar mucho.


JHOAN  

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