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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.
Model verbs stay in the base form.
What are model verbs?
- Must - I must go to the store.
- Could - I could come over next week.
- Must Not - The girls must not be late for school.
- May - The girls may stay out late.
- Might - We might have money soon.
- Should - My husband should come home soon.
Model verbs are used to answer can, will, shall, ought to, must, need, may questions in the short form.
- Yes, I do.
- Yes, we can.
- No, I do not.