English grammar Modal verbs can, can, should we use modal verbs can, can, must express different meanings in the English language – ability, possibility, permission, attitudes, opinions, etc. Modals (auxiliary) verb CAN 1. Can is used to describe the ability to do something. I know how to swim very well. Can he speak English fluently? – No, he can`t. We can`t sing at all! 2. Can express the possibility of doing something. We can finally go to the sea. Our holiday starts next week. 3. We use Can to say that something is likely. 4 3.
We use the must to express the certainty of the speaker. You have to be in school now. It is already 9 o`clock. 4. The opposite of need not be required. Mom, do I need to wash? – No, you don`t need that. I have already done so. must have no other meaning. It is used to express prohibitions that imply the will of the speaker. We must not be late today. Or the teacher will be very angry. He is not allowed to enter this room.
It`s dangerous. 2 It can be John. He has blond hair and wears glasses. 4. May express permission to do something. Why not? You can marry him. She`s a nice girl. The modal verb MAY 1 is used for permissions. You can rent my car.
I won`t need it. Can I smoke here? – No, you can`t, I`m sorry. May 2 is used to express a probability or prediction. You can call tomorrow. I hope so. The main difference between May and Can can be the style. The month of May is more formal than possible. Can is typical of spoken English. 3.3 The opposite of May is not or should not be. Can I smoke here? – You are not allowed to smoke here. (strong ban) – You are not allowed to smoke here.
(more polite, very formal) – you can not smoke here. (English spoken informally) The modal verb must 1. must be used for strong commitments. It is personal because it shows the opinion or will of the speaker. I need to brush my teeth. I want to be healthy. We gotta go. And do it now! 2. must make a strong recommendation.
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