what are modal


A modal verb is a type of auxiliary verb that is used to indicate modality-that is, advice, likelihood, ability, permission, habits and obligation.

Examples of the same are:

  1. shall and should;

  2. will and would;

  3. may and might;

  4. can and could;

  5. ought (to)

  6. had better

  7. dare

  8. need.

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