Sunday, April 19, 2015

Modal Verbs in essays.

It is traditional to use modal verbs in English language essay writing. So it is very useful to be able to use them correctly.

I found this website has a simple, yet easy to understand explanation.

The key point is that after a modal verb, the simple form of the verb is used.

For example,

I can do the washing tomorrow.

After 'can' the verb is 'do' not 'to do'

Another example.

I should work on my assignment tonight.

After 'should' comes 'work' not 'to work.'

Hope that helps.

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