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  1. MODAL VERB A modal verb (also called a modal auxiliary verb) used along with a main verb to express possibility, ability, permission, or necessity.
  2. CAN Indicate ability, possibility, permission or make a request . Example: Javi can play the guitar. Can I have some water?
  3. Could Indicate possibility, make a polite request. Examples: She could speak French. Could you tell me the time?
  4. May Indicate possibility, permission, or make a request. Examples: Dana may arrive late. You may enter. May I respond?
  5. Might Indicate possibility Examples: I might order pizza.
  6. Must Indicate obligation, and likelihood Examples: Cyclists must wear helmets. You must be very proud.
  7. Shall Indicate a future action (normally used only with “I” and “we”), Ask a question (normally used only with “I” and “we”) Examples: I shall attend. Shall we arrange a meeting?
  8. Should Make a suggestion ,Indicate likelihood Examples: You should watch that film. Tom should be at the office.
  9. Will Indicate a future action or event, Make a polite request Examples: Fay will book the venue. Will you get the door?
  10. Would Past form of “will”, Make a polite request Examples: She would often work late. Would you call back later?
  11. Ought to Used when talking about things which are desired or ideal. Examples: They ought to have more parks in the city centre. We ought to eat lots of fruit and vegetables everyday.