Verbs (Modal)
"Shall I make a cup of tea?" In this sentence the word "shall" is a modal verb because it helps the verb "make".

Verbs (Modal)

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In the world of English, modal verbs such as 'can', 'will', 'shall', 'may', 'ought' and 'must' help main verbs, for example: 'he can run fast.' The verb is 'run' and the modal verb is 'can'.

To sharpen your modal verbs skills, have a go at the following quiz.

1.
Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
I will receive my exam results later and Amy might too.
exam, results
I, Amy
receive, later
will, might
2.
Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
I will see my cousins tomorrow; I might see my aunt too.
cousins, aunt
see, see
tomorrow, too
will, might
Modals can be used to imply the future
3.
Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
May I borrow this book please? I will read it tonight.
book, tonight
borrow, read
I, it
May, will
4.
Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
When can we meet? I must do my homework first.
can, must
meet, do
we, I
When, first
Modals help the verbs 'meet'/'do' here
5.
Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
Would you like a cup of tea? I'd like coffee please.
like, like
tea, coffee
Would, I'd (= I would)
you, I
Modals make the sense polite, not just 'coffee please!'
6.
Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
Should we call him? He might still be at home.
call, be
him, he
Should, might
we, he
'Might' gives the sense of 'perhaps'
7.
Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
Can you pass me the salt please? I might need it.
Can, might
pass, need
you, I
you, me
Modals can make your speech/writing more polite
8.
Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
They might not go to the wedding but I might go.
go, go
might, might
They, I
wedding, go
Use modals to change tone and effect in writing
9.
Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
I must go to the wedding and you ought to go too.
go, go
I, you
must, ought
to, too
'Must' is very definite; use it for a commanding tone
10.
Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
I will see you next week; you must come when you can.
I, you, you
next, week, come
see, come, can
will, must, can
Modal verbs imply the future here
Author:  Sue Daish

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