modal verbs

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Can and Could

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May and Might

May and Might are modal verbs. Some people think they are interchangeable, especially in speech, but is there really no differences between these two?

 

Will and Would

These two modals are often confusing for learners, because they are used in quite similar situations. But they're different.

 

Shall and Should

'Shall' and 'Should' are like relatives, because 'Should' is the past tense of 'Shall', but they have different functions despite their similarities.

 

Must and Have to

'Have to' and 'must' have the same meaning and are used to express obligations. However, they are used in different situations and are not interchangeable.

 

Modals

Modal verbs are also known as modals and are used to give additional information about the main verb. Let us learn more about them.

 

Modal Verbs vs. Auxiliary Verbs

Modal verbs and auxiliary verbs are verbs that help other verbs show meaning. In this lesson, we will learn their differences.

 

Modal Verbs vs. Normal Verbs

Normal verbs and modal verbs are different types of verbs that may confuse learners. In this lesson, we will learn their differences and uses.

 

Modal Verbs vs. Adverbs

Modal verbs and adverbs are used to give additional information about certain factors. In this lesson, we will learn their differences.

 

Can vs. May

May and can are modal verbs that are commonly used in the English language. In this lesson, we will learn their uses and differences.

 

Can vs. Could

'Can' and 'could' are two of the most commonly known modal verbs. In this lesson, we will learn their differences and when to use each of them.

 

Can vs. Able To

'Can' and 'be able to' are both used to refer to abilities. In this lesson, we will learn their differences and when to use them.

 

Could vs. Would

'Could' and 'might' are modal verbs that help us express additional information. In this lesson, we will learn their uses and differences.

 

Could vs. May

'Could' and 'may' are modal verbs that are often mistaken since they are both used to ask for permission. In this lesson, we will learn when to use them.

 

Could vs. Might

'Could' and 'might' are modal verbs and may confuse learners when it comes to giving permission. In this lesson, we will learn when to use them.

 

Could vs. Should

'Could' and 'should' are past tense modal verbs. In this lesson, we will learn their uses and differences.

 

Could vs. Will

'Will' and 'could' are modal verbs that give additional information about the main verb. In this lesson, we will learn their uses and differences.

 

May vs. Might

'May' and 'might' are modal verbs that talk about possibilities. In this lesson, we will learn their differences and similarities.

 

May vs. Shall

'May' and 'shall' are modal verbs confused by learners as both of them are used to make offers. In this lesson, we will learn their uses and differences.

 

May vs. Must

'May' and 'must' are modal verbs that are confused by learners because they talk about possibilities and probabilities. Click here to learn their differences.

 

May vs. Will

'May' and 'will' are modal verbs that confuse learners because they both make offers. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

 

Might vs. Maybe

'Might' and 'maybe' are both used to talk about possibilities which is why learners confuse them but they have different functions. Learn more in this lesson!

 

Might vs. Must

'Might' and 'must' are modal verbs that confuse learners as they both talk about possibilities. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

 

Might vs. Would

'Might' and 'would' are modal verbs used to talk about possibilities which is why learners might confuse the. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

 

Might vs. Will

'Might' and 'will' are modal verbs that may confuse learners since they both talk about possibilities. In this lesson, we will learn their uses and differences.

 

Will vs. Going To

'Will' and 'going to' are mainly confused by learners since they talk about predictions and decisions. Learn more about them in this lesson.

 

Will vs. Would

'Will' and 'would' have similar functions which is why learners confuse them. However, there are differences between them that we will learn in this lesson.

 

Will vs. Shall

'Will' and 'shall' are modal verbs used to discuss the future. They are often confused since they are interchangeable. In this lesson, we will learn about them.

 

Would vs. Used To

'Would' and 'used to' are used to talk about habits which is why many learners confuse them. In this lesson, we will find out their difference.

 

Would vs. Should

'Would' and 'should' are quite confusing to learners due to their close meaning in formal British English. In this lesson, we will learn more.

 

Would vs. Would Have

Many cannot distinguish the difference between 'would' and 'would have.' In this lesson, we will learn their difference and uses.

 

Would vs. Can

'Would' and 'can' are commonly used to make offers and requests. In this lesson, we will learn their similarities and differences.

 

Shall vs. Should

Shall and should are commonly known modal verbs that may confuse learners. In this lesson, we will learn their differences.

 

Shall vs. Must

'Shall' and 'must' are modal verbs that may be confusing as they both refer to necessities. In this lesson, we will learn their differences.

 

Should vs. Must

'Should' and 'must' are modal verbs that may confuse learners since they both talk about possibilities. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

 

Should vs. Ought To

'Ought to' is considered as an alternative for the verb 'Should.' They can talk about assumptions and advice. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

 

Should vs. Supposed To

'Should' and 'supposed to' may confuse learners as they are used to talk about duty. In this lesson, we will learn their differences, similarities, and uses.

 

Should vs. Have To

'Should' and 'have to' are confused by learners as they both express a level of certainty. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

 

Must vs. Have To

'Must' and 'have to' express different levels of obligations. In this lesson, we will learn more about them and when to use each of them.

 

Must vs. Need

'Must' and 'need' are confused by learners as they express different levels of necessities. In this lesson, we will learn all about them.

 

Have To vs. Must vs. Should

'Have to,' 'must,' and 'should' talk about different levels of obligations that may confuse you. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

 

Ought To vs. Might

'Ought to' and 'might' are used to talk about possibilities and may confuse learners. In this lesson, we will learn when to use them.

 

Ought To vs. Could

'Ought to' and 'could' may confuse learners as they both talk about possibilities. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

 

Had Better vs. Should vs. Ought To

'Had better,' 'should,' and 'ought to' are used to give advice. In this lesson, we will learn their uses, similarities, and differences.

 

Maybe vs. May be

This time, we're gonna delve into more grammatically confusing words. If you don't know about them, no need to worry. You're here to learn, remember?

 
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