English Grammar - Modal Verbs (Intermediate level)
Learn how to use modal verbs to describe intentions, ideas and plans in English with this free online grammar course.Publisher: Advance Learning
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The course begins by explaining how to use the modal verb 'can' to say that you are allowed or able to do something. We show you how to combine ‘can’ and an infinitive verb and 'be’ with ‘able to'. We also lay out the past and negative forms of 'can' and 'could'. The course then teaches you how to use specific verbs to discuss the past in English. You will also learn how to use 'may' or 'might' (and their negative forms) to say something is possible or impossible in the future.
We then cover 'instead', 'going to' and the combination of 'may/might’ and ‘have to'. We explain how you can use 'could' instead of 'may' and 'might' in the positive, but not in the negative. The course shows you how to use 'must', 'must not' and 'don't have to', followed by 'have got to', 'should not', 'ought', 'would', 'would have' and 'will'.
Modal verbs can help you lay out your intentions and plans. This intermediate level English grammar course covers their use through presentations, examples, listening practice with native English speakers and assessment questions. We explore the rules of using modal verbs and their different forms and structures when used with nouns, pronouns, auxiliary verbs and tenses. This course helps you to polish your English skills.Démarrer le cours maintenant
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the use of the modal verb 'can' and how we can use ‘be able to’ instead
- Provide examples of sentences using the verb 'could', including its negative form
- Describe how to use ‘may’ and ‘might’ to say something is possible in the future
- Unpack the meaning of ‘have to do’
- Summarize how to use the verbs ‘do’, ‘have’, ‘going to’ and ‘may/might’ in sentences
- Explain how we use 'must' for opinions and why we don't use it in the past simple tense
- Present examples of how we use 'must' to mean 'have to' in written rules and instructions
- Justify why we use 'should' or 'ought to' to complain and describe expectations
- Identify when we use 'would' to talk about imaginary situations
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