Modal

Basic Grammar – Modal Verbs

Modal verbs are auxiliary verbs, which All means they can only be used with a main verb. Modal verbs cannot be a main verb.

There are 9 types of Modal Verbs:

  • Can
  • Could
  • May
  • Might
  • Must
  • Shall
  • Should
  • Will
  • Would

PrepInsta modal verbs rule

PrepInsta Modal(Will) Verbs grammar rules

Modal Verb(Will) UsageExamples
wish, request, demand, orderI will accept your offer.
Will you please get me a glass of water?
Future, presumptionIt will be a great party.
I think I will clear the test.
Determination or InsistenceI will pass my driving test.
I will do as you say.
On the spot decision Who can take me to Nainital?- I will

PrepInsta Modal(Would) Verbs grammar rules

MODAL VERB(Would) USAGE Examples
wish, request (more polite than will)Would you make me a cup of tea, please?
Past habitsHe would bring me dresses
AskWould you like some chocolates?
DesireI would like to become an actress.

PrepInsta Modal(Should) Verbs grammar rules

MODAL VERB(Should) USAGE Example
SuggestionYou should go for a walk everyday.
AdviceYou should write a letter.
ObligationYou should switch off the gas before going out.

PrepInsta Modal(Shall) Verbs grammar rules

Usage:

Suggestion:  Shall we go to the party?

PrepInsta Modal(Must) Verbs grammar rules

MODAL VERB(Must) USAGE Examples
NecessityI must go for a walk today.
ReccomendationYou must allow your son to watch youtube

PrepInsta Modal(Might) Verbs grammar rules

PrepInsta Modal(Might) Verbs grammar rules

MODAL VERB(Might) USAGE EXAMPLES
Possibility(less possibility)She might win the match.
SuggestionYou might try the greek yogurt
ConditionalIf i had studied more, I might have passed the exam.

PrepInsta Modal(May) Verbs grammar rules

MODAL VERB(WOULD) USAGE Example
PossibilityIt may rain today
Seeking PermissionMay I go to the Cinema?
Polite SuggestionYou may start going for a walk.

PrepInsta Modal(Could) Verbs grammar rules

MODAL VERB(Could) USAGE Example
Past AbilityI could speak english
Polite QuestionCould I go to the cinema, please?
Polite RequestCould you wait a moment please?
Polite OfferI could lend you my car till tomorrow.
Polite suggestionCould we go to the orphanage this weekend?
PossibilityIt could get very hot in Rajasthan.

PrepInsta Modal(Can) Verbs grammar rules

MODAL VERB(Could) USAGE Example
Present AbilityI can play football.
PermissionCan I watch TV?
Request
Can you do me a favour?
OfferI can lend you my car till tomorrow.
SuggestionCan we go to the pool party?
PossibilityShe can break the rules.