Modal Verbs Examples

Modal Verbs Examples

Modal verbs in English grammar are special verbs which behave very differently from normal verbs.

1. Modal verbs do not need "-s or es" in the third person singular.

Examples:

  • He can  speak French.
  • She should  be happy about her result.

2. We use "not" to make negative sentences of modal verbs, even in Simple Present and Simple Past. 

Examples:

  • He should not argue with him.
  • They might not come to college.

2. We cannot use two modal verbs together

Examples:

  • You should can respect your parents.  (incorrect)
  • You should respect your parents.        (correct)

Common Modal Verbs

Can
Could
May
Might
Must
Shall
Should
Ought to
Will
Would

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