MODAL AUXILIARY VERBS (Modal Auxiliary Verbs Present (Other Auxiliaries (A…
MODAL AUXILIARY VERBS
Modal Auxiliary Verbs Present
The use of Tenses
The use of tenses in English may be quite complicated, but the structure of english tenses is actually very simple.
The basic structure
Negative: subject + auxiliary verb + not + main verb
Question: auxiliary verb + subject + main verb
Positive: subject + auxiliary verb + main verb
A. There are various modal auxiliary verbs, many falling into pairs.
B. The meanings they express are complex and depend upon the context of their use.
C. The meanings expressed by some modal auxiliary verbs are similar to those expressed by adverbs such as maybe, certainly, possibly and so on.
Read and Explain
The most common auxiliares verbs
be, do and have
Other common auxiliaries
"can", "could", "may", Might", "must", "ought, "should, "will," and "would"
Tenses Simple perfect
Preposition of Time (at, in, on, etc.)
Prepositions of time lat, netx, every this we do not also use at, in, on.
We´ll call you this evening. (not in this evening)
He´s coming back next Tuesday. (not on next Tuesday)
I go home every Easter. (not at every Easter)
I went to London last June. (not in last June)
Prepositions of time at, in on
at for a precise time
in for month years, centuries and long periods
on for days and dates
Modal Auxiliary Past
The highlighted word in each of the following sentences is a modal auxiliary
Is often referred to as the conditional
I should pay my taxes.
I could pay my taxes.
I would pay my taxes.
I must pay my taxes.
Structure of Could
Subject + could + main verb
Use of Could
Past Possibility or Arbility
Modal Auxiliary Verbs Future
The word will is a modal auxiliary verb and future tenses are sometimes called "modal tenses".
Common Problems with Modals
b. Using anything but the base after a modal.
c. Using double modals
d. Omitting "be" in certain modal expressions.
e. Using wrong word order in questions
a. Using "to" unnecessarily
To show respect and politeness, most people use modal expressiones when making requests.
b. Would you....?
a. Will you.....?
c. Could you (please)....?