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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Help with modals !!    

Help with modals !!



crisferpi
Spain

Help with modals !!
 
Hello everybody.

I have an English class this afternoon and I need your help to explain modal verbs for intermediate students. Firstly I always explain them English grammar  in Spanish because if I do it in English they won īt understand me. I need some grammar theory about modals (must, may, migth, can, be able, should, ought...). Grammar in English would be perfect but if you have something in Spanish I īll appreciate it too.


Thanks !!

Hug

25 Feb 2010      



anaisabel001
Spain

 Hi,
Have a look at these links:

http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/ingles/gramatica/verbosmodales.html
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-modals.htm
http://esl.about.com/library/grammar/blmodalprob.htm
http://esl.about.com/od/beginningenglish/ig/Basic-English/Modal-Forms.htm



25 Feb 2010     



crisferpi
Spain

Thanks !!!

Tongue

25 Feb 2010     



yanogator
United States

"be able" and "ought" aren īt actually modals, because they use the infinitive (with "to"), while the modals use the base form (infinitive without "to")

25 Feb 2010     



crisferpi
Spain

Yes, vanogator, you are right but in the English book we have they consider them as modals.

Thanks  and hughs.
Cristina


26 Feb 2010