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All modal verbs are auxiliary verbs, which means they can only be used with a main verb. Modal verbs cannot be a main verb. They are used to express ideas such as possibility, prediction, speculation, deduction and necessity.

All modal verbs are auxiliary verbs, which means they can only be used with a main verb. Modal verbs cannot be a main verb. They are used to express ideas such as possibility, prediction, speculation, deduction and necessity.

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Shades of Modality [infographic]: A modal verb is a type of auxiliary verb that expresses possibility, necessity or obligation. Because of their commanding tone, modals must be used carefully, and some writers attempt to avoid them entirely.

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English verb tenses table with examples pictures - Learning English with videos and pictures

Learning about English verb tenses using a chart. 12 verb tenses in a chart with usages, signal words and examples

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