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Orellana Aguilar, Joander Elías MODAL


The following work will be based on the virtual magazine elaboration of the verb auxiliaries. You need to read information about them. Moreover, the album should contain each verb auxiliary adding explanation and examples In total, you should elaborate this magazine with: be (am, are, is, was, were, being), can, could, do (did, does, doing), have(had, has, having), may, might, must, shall, should, will, would ___________________________________________________________________

ISSUU: Magazine, first page your name and a picture that you feel connected with, and then the 12 modal auxiliaries with explanations and examples. FORUM: for further discussision ( it closes tomorrow midnight)

Verb be: The verb be have different away as: am, is, are, this are in present in the past are: was, were I am You are She is He is It is They are We are Exmples:

you can use “is� when is in third person and plural



I am studying at technological university I am a doctor

I Was a doctor

You are a good person

you were a good person

Can, could, do : Can: indicates a possibility or capacity. Example: Tom can help you.

Could: indicates a possibility or capacity in past. Example: I could have told you that.

Do: To make a question in English we normally use Do or Does. It is normally put at the beginning of the question. Affirmative: You speak Spanish. Question: Do you speak Spanish? You will see that we add DO at the beginning of the affirmative sentence to make it a question. We use Do when the subject is I, you, we or they. Affirmative: He speaks Spanish. Question: Does he speak Spanish?

When the subject is he, she or it, we add DOES at the beginning to make the affirmative sentence a question. Notice that the letter S at the end of the verb in the affirmative sentence (because it is in third person) disappears in the question. We will see the reason why below. We DON'T use Do or Does in questions that have the verb To Be or Modal Verbs (can, must, might, should etc.)

Examples: She do not sing nice Do she not sing nice? She did not sing nice Did she not sing nice?

Have or has: Have is verb, you can use in plural person as: we, you or they. In past is “had” Has is verd. You can use in third person as: he. She, it. In past is “had” Examples: He has a car Trey have a cow Past He had a car They had a cow


May I have another cup of

Asking for



China may become a major


economic power.



We'd better phone tomorrow,


they might be eating their


dinner now.


They might give us a 10% discount. possibility


they might be eating their dinner now.


We must say good-bye now.

Necessity / Obligation

They mustn’t disrupt the work more than necessary.


Ought to We ought to employ a professional writer.

Saying what’s right or correct


Shall I help you with your luggage?


(More common Shall we say 2.30 then?


in the UK than the

Shall I do that or will you?

Asking what to do

We should sort out this problem at once.

Saying what’s right or



correct I think we should check everything again. Recommending action Profits should increase next year. Uncertain prediction


I can’t see any taxis so I’ll walk.

Instant decisions

I'll do that for you if you like.


I’ll get back to you first thing on Monday.


Profits will increase next year.

Certain prediction


Would you mind if I brought a colleague with me?

Asking for permission

Would you pass the salt please?


Would you mind waiting a moment?


"Would three o`clock suit you?" - "That’d be fine."

Making arrangements

Would you like to play golf this Friday?


"Would you prefer tea or coffee?" - "I’d like tea please." Preferences

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