Modal Verbs In English: Rules and Examples

Author: Sarah Perowne

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Modal verbs are a type of auxiliary verb that go directly before the main verb. You probably know that verbs indicate actions– they tell us what someone or something did and how. Modal verbs work alongside the main verb to indicate the action’s possibility, ability, or obligation.

In this article, we’ll break down modal verbs for you, explain how they work, and give you plenty of examples so you can start using them immediately!

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