24 Modal Auxiliary Verbs

Auxiliary Verbs or helping verbs are of two types: Primary Auxiliary Verbs and Modal Auxiliary Verbs. In this post, you will find 24 Modal Auxiliary Verbs with examples.

24 Modal Auxiliary Verbs are can, could, shall, should, will, would, may, might, must, dare, need, used to, ought to, etc

24 Modal Auxiliary Verbs

24 Modal Auxiliary Verbs Table


MODALSFUNCTIONSEXAMPLES
Willasking
possibility
suggestion
Will you go to school?
It will rain today.
You will not keep late hours at night before the exam.
WouldrequestingWould you give me a pen?
Shallasking
possibility
Shall I do the work?
I hope I shall complete the project within a week.
Shouldsuggestion
seeking advice
You should walk a mile in the morning.
Should we go for a walk?
Canability
possibility
The boy can speak English fluently.
We can hold a condolence meeting for his death this Sunday.
Couldability
requesting
He could do the sum.
Could you help me to solve the problem?
Maypossibility
permission
offering
He may come here today.
May I come in?
May I get you a cup of tea?
Mightpossibility
suggestion
His statement might be true.
You might just as well go.
Mustobligation
certainty
strong probability
prohibition
You must obey your teacher.
Man must die one day.
You must be tired after a long journey.
We must not waste our time.
Darehave the courage
challenge
negative force
interrogation
He dare not say so. (not dares’)
I dare you to prove that you’ve said so.
He dare not follow you.
Who dares to enter the room?
Needprohibition
interrogation
You need not (needn’t) come here.
Need he go there?
Used tohabitual action in the pastMy father used to teach me English.
Ought toobligation
strong likelihood
You ought to work hard.
The lawyer ought to be able to help you.

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