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MODAL VERBS

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MODAL VERBS are auxiliary verbs which:
* do not change in form (I can, you can, he can ... we can ...) 
* use inversion in questions (modal + subject + main verb) and not the auxiliary "do"
* take "not" to form the negative (and not the auxiliary "do") - can / can't
* are followed by a bare infinitive (without "to" - except ought to)
MODAL VERBS are auxiliary verbs which:
* can have more than one meaning depending on the context
EXAMPLES with "can"
Can I come in? asking for permission
He can speak 5 languages. expressing ability
You can't make so much noise in here. expressing prohibition
 
 
 
CHOOSE THE CORRECT MEANING:
 
a)  They can dance beautifully.
b)  She must go to the bank.
c)  Be careful or you will fall into the river.
d)  Linda shouldn't eat so much.
e)  As a Portuguese student you needn't have a passport when you travel to England.
 
f)  Students can't smoke in the classroom.
g) Would you like some dessert?  - Yes, please. We'll have the lemon pie.
h) It's so hot. He must be very thirsty.
i)  Could I please use your phone?
j)  Did you feed the cat? -Oh no! I will do it now.
 
COMPLETE WITH A SUITABLE MODAL VERB ACCORDING TO THE MEANING IN BRACKETS. 
SOMETIMES MORE THAN ONE IS POSSIBLE!
 
a)  She  drive very well yet. (inability)
b)   you help me, please? (request)
c)  As an English citizen you  change money when you travel to Scotland. (no necessity)
d)  It  be sunny in Southern England tomorrow. (prediction)
e)  Today I  go by taxi to work. (possibility)
f)   He has been drinking. He  drive. (advice)
g)  I  call you on Sunday. (intention)
h)  I  be late for work again. (prohibition)
i)   She  go to the police. (obligation)
j)  I have a terrible headache.  you bring me an aspirin, please? (request)