Modals Types and Example Sentences

English Modals, Example Sentences

Modals Types and Example Sentences


Could Possibility Extreme rain could cause the river to flood the village.
Permission Could I use your notebook please?
Request Could you tell me the way to the library please?
May Possibility That may be a better solution for you.
Permission “You may buy something, if you wish,” said her grandfather..
Might Slight possibility This team might win the game, but I doubt it.
Past form of may (reported speech) The doctor said he might be late.
Can Ability Mary can play piano.
Permission You can look at this.
Offers Can I help you father?
Should Advice I think you should buy the blue one.
Logical deduction I’ve revised so I should be ready for math exam.
Will Future tense
auxiliary
Next week I will be in London.
Invitations Will they join us for play football?




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