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English Language Lessons for EAP/ESL Students: 10. Modal Auxiliary Verbs

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Lesson 10: Modal Verbs

Modals are helping verbs that are used to express feelings, attitudes, and opinions. Using modals, we can express that something is necessary or possible, prohibited, strong or weak preferences, or give advice or permission. In addition, we can express varying degrees of certainty with modal verbs (will, may, might, could, etc.).

At the end of this lesson, you should be able to use correct grammar with modals and phrasal modals and have a better understanding of how to choose the correct modal for a variety of social situations.

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