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Modal Verbs

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What are model verbs?

Model verbs are also called auxiliary verbs, helping verbs and model auxiliaries.

Model verbs are not complete verbs, and they can only be used with a verb.

The usage of model verbs:

Model verbs stay in the base form - bare infinitive - the bare infinitive is the infinitive without "to" before the verb.

The following model verbs are used to with the present tense:

    can, will, shall, ought to, must, need, may

The following model verbs are used in the past tense:

would, should, could, might

Model verbs are used to answer questions in the short form

    yes, I do.

    yes, we can.

    No, I don't.