Magnificent Modals Part 3: Talking about certainty and possibility…

Modal verbs…again! In previous posts, we’ve looked at  general modal rules and modals of obligation in Part 1; modals of ability and permission in Part 2; and we’ve decided to let you know about modals of certainty and possibility (modals of deduction) here in Part 3. Let’s get flying and hopefully you’ll find it useful…! Where do you think this picture was taken?  …

Magnificent Modals! Part 2: Permission (requests) and ability

“Please, sir, can I have some more?” is a very famous quotation from a character in English literature called Oliver Twist.  The modal verb in this sentence  is “can”.  and it is being used in this sentence to ask for something. Let’s look at how this works. To start, here is  a short Youtube video lesson on modals…