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Rules For Modal Verbs

Rules For Modal Verbs - are used to indicate likelihood, ability, advice, permission, habits and obligation

  • Add "not" after the verb is used to make a verb negative.
  • Model verbs come before the subject in questions.
  • Modal verbs do not change form according to the tense; there is no "s" added to the verb.
  • Infinitives verb without "to" are used right after the modal verb.

Some common model verbs are can/could, may/might, must, will/would, and shall/should.

  • I will not go to the store.
  • We have to go to the party next week.
  • I might go to the store on my way home.
  • Can you bring me some money?
  • Do you think I should come bring a present.
  • We all should pass the exam.
  • The keys will be on the table.

12 English Verb Tense

For & Since

For & Since Quiz

Have & Has Chart

Have & Have Got Examples

Main Verb Tenses

May Have

May & May Have

Verb Groups

Auxiliary Verbs

Verb Tense "to be"

Verb Tense "to be" Chart

Future Verb Tenses

Modal Verbs

Modal Verb Rules

Modal Verb Usage

Verb Tense "Can"

Verb Tense "Could"

Verb Tense "Could" Structure

"Wishes" & Verb Tenses

"Wishes" & Verb Tense Chart

Static Verb

Verb Tense "Have"

Verb Tense "Have" Chart

Present Verb Tenses

Past Verb Tenses


There Is & There Are

Word Order

Tag Questions

Tag Questions Quiz

Types of Questions In English

Wh Questions

WH Question Word "Which"

WH Question Word "What"

WH Question Word "When"

WH Question Word "Why"