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GrammarProfessor



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Modal Verbs- Uses Reply with quote

Are there any modal verbs in English which can be used to get the same meaning? Which ones? What meaning do they convey?
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vernongstamm



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject: Online Tutor Reply with quote

Try this site for modal verbs. www.englishpage.com. It has a comprehensive listing of the modals.
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Jitu5



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the English language, a modal verb is an auxiliary verb that can be used to change the modality of a sentence. The key way to identify a modal verb is by its defectiveness (they have neither participles nor infinitives). In addition, modal verbs do not take the inflection -s or -es in the third person singular, unlike other verbs.
The modal verbs in English are as follows, paired as present and preterite forms.
shall and should
will and would
may and might
can and could.
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