Level: beginner

The modal verbs are: 

can
may
must
shall
will
could
might

should
would

We use modals to show if we believe something is certain, possible or impossible:

My keys must be in the car.
It might rain tomorrow.
That can't be Peter's coat. It's too small.

We also use them to do things like talk about ability, ask permission, and make requests and offers:

I can't swim.
May I ask a question?
Could I have some tea, please?
Would you like some help?

Modal verbs

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Firstly, I would like to thank you for the great job you do.
In the paragraph describing the modal verbs, you wrote "We use modals verbs to show..". However, in the title of this chapter you had used "modal verbs"!
How do we explain that? 
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