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Modal Verbs

Sunday 24th January | 18 comments
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A modal verb indicates the degree of possibility, ability or obligation. It alters the meaning of the sentence and can clarify a character’s motives, thought process, bravery or confidence etc.

 

The most common modal verbs are:

  • will
  • would
  • should
  • could
  • may
  • can
  • shall
  • ought to
  • must
  • might

 

How would adding in a modal verb into this sentence change the meaning?

 

Mr Tiffany ______ eat cake for breakfast.

 

Try this game where you need to pick the correct modal verb that fits into the sentence.

 

18 responses to “Modal Verbs”

  1. Jay says:

    Mr Tiffany could eat biscuits instead of cake.
    Mr Tiffany should eat biscuits instead of cake.
    Mr Tiffany will eat biscuits instead of cake.
    Mr Tiffany won’t eat biscuits instead of cake.
    Mr Tiffany ought to eat biscuits instead of cake.

  2. Phoebe says:

    Mr Tiffany can’t eat cake for breakfast.

  3. Ty says:

    Mr Tiffany possibly eats cake for breakfast.

  4. Ayaan says:

    Mr Tiffany might eat the cake

  5. Daisy says:

    Mr Tiiffany shall eat cake for breakfast.
    Mr Tiffany shall not eat cake for breakfast.

    I like using modal verbs

  6. Emily says:

    I enjoyed the modal verbs game. I think the timer on the questions really encourages you to be quick.

  7. Megan L says:

    Mr Tiffany ought to eat cake for breakfast!

  8. Sally and Khadijah and Ameila. says:

    Mr Tiffany should eat cake for breakfast.

    Mr Tiffany is ought to eat cake for breakfast. (is and ought don’t work together as they fulfil the same role – ST)

    Mr Tiffany must eat cake for breakfast.

    Mr Tiffany might eat cake for breakfast.

    Mr Tiffany shall eat cake for breakfast.

    Mr Tiffany will eat cake for breakfast.

    Mr Tiffany could eat cake for breakfast.

    Mr Tiffany can eat cake for breakfast.

  9. Eesha says:

    Mr Tiffany won’t eat the cake.

    Modal verbs are simple.

  10. Faye says:

    Mr Tiffany could eat cake for breakfast.
    Mr Tiffany may eat cake for breakfast.
    Mr Tiffany must eat cake for breakfast.

    ————————————————
    Improper:

    Mr Tiffany couldn’t eat cake for breakfast.
    Mr Tiffany may not eat cake for breakfast.
    Mr Tiffany mustn’t eat cake for breakfast.

  11. Adara says:

    I have found the game too easy.

  12. Adara says:

    I think it should be:

    Mr Tiffany might eat cake for breakfast.
    Mr Tiffany shall eat cake for breakfast.

    Improper
    ——————-
    Mr Tiffany can’t eat cake for breakfast.
    Mr Tiffany couldn’t eat cake for breakfast.

  13. Hannah says:

    I found the game easy, I got all of them right.

  14. cole says:

    Mr Tiffany must eat cake for breakfast!

  15. Hannah says:

    Mr Tiffany shan’t eat cake for breakfast.

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