The modal verbs are:

can could
may might
shall should
will would
must  

We use modal verbs to show if we believe something is certain, probable or possible (or not). We also use modals to do things like talking about ability, asking permission making requests and offers, and so on.
 

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Hello SonuKumar,

I'm sorry -- we can no longer answer theoretical invented questions such as this one. If you have a question about something on our site, please feel free to ask.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, How is 'Dare' used in past as modal ?
Please give at least one or two examples.

Hello SonuKumar,

Please see the Cambridge Dictionary entry for 'dare'. There's at least one example sentence there in the past tense, and under the Grammar block, there is a link to a more detailed explanation.

In the future, please look first in the dictionary. If there's something you don't understand, you're welcome to ask us a specific question.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, My friend died this week, perhaps because He wouldn't eat properly. Now Could I use 'would' this way for past probability ? I did not use 'past simple' because I want to show that He probably did not use to eat properly in the past, so he died while past simple may show that I talked about his one-time eating If I don't use adverbs like 'Daily or Everyday' and all I want to know is if 'would' could be used like this in the past or present for probabilities ?

Hello SonuKumar,

Your explanation of the meaning you want to communicate is helpful, but could you please write the sentence that you're wondering about? 

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

it s good and helpful

Sir, There was a king, who probably used to go to a slum area, Now I doubt about if he really used to go or not, So I used 'Probably' here And I could also write like this- A king probably went to a slum area, But now my question is, Could I write like this A king probably would go to a slum area, and does it still work if I don't use 'Probably' in this sentence but here I'm using 'would' for past probability and the same for present A king probably goes to a slum area Now Could rewrite it like- A king probably would go to a slum area, for present probability. So Sir, I'm really been looking for it on internet for a long time to know if 'Would' is used like this or not, but I found nothing please just tell me this if 'would' could be used like this for past and present probability or not please clarify only once my heartedly request to you, though I know that this website is not for uses like this but please only for this ?

I’m sorry, I I will not be available later. Can you please explain why there is 'be' before 'available'?

I feel embarrassed now. I should've given it more thought. Thank you for your help. Sometimes I look at the sentence and I just don't see the explanation. I appreciate it.

Hello Sash,

'available' is an adjective. In English, unlike some other languages, a sentence must always have a verb. In this case, the verb is 'will not be', where 'will' expresses the future and 'be' is the main verb.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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