Below are some examples of when to use modals. Modals can help you be more polite. Post your own examples below!

Advice

Should—You should study English everyday.

Ought to— You look sick, you ought to see doctor.

Permission

Might— Might I borrow a pencil?

May—  May I borrow a pencil?

Rules

Must— You must stop at a red light when you are driving.

Must not— You must not smoke in the hospital.

Obligation

Must— I must study for my test.

Should- I should study for my test.

Conversation Practice

  1. What advice would you give someone who is trying to learn English?
  2. Will you be traveling somewhere soon?
  3. What are some of the rules at your job?
  4. Are you busy tomorrow?

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