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.
 

Section: 

Comments

In which sense , the modal "Should " is used in the sentence below .

"I should fall if i tried to fly " .

Hello Sagir Mondal,

In second conditional sentences after 'I' and 'we' subjects, 'should' can be used instead of 'would'. This is not very common anymore, i.e. most native speakers don't use 'should' in this way these days, but you can still hear it sometimes and also find it in books.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Are these sentences both correct and if so , what if both are given as choose ?
Retirement ....be an unahppy event.
mustn't - shouldn't

Hello ahmed nafie,

Both modal verbs are grammatically correct, but the meaning of 'shouldn't' makes more sense than the meaning of 'mustn't'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, Could I use "Could Not" For future especially for real condition like I couldn't come tomorrow and I could not eat the meat in evening tonight ? But I think "May and Might" could be used Like this what do you suggest for it as well ? please explain

Hello SonuKumar,

It would not be correct to use 'could not' in that way. If you aren't sure about a future action, you could use 'may' or 'might', e.g. 'I might go to the cinema tonight'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, is it a right sentence "I was scared, that My father would ask me about what happened" and Could I also use the second form of the verb ask like asked rather than using would ask "My father asked me" ?

Hello SonuKumar,

Both forms are possible but there is a difference in meaning.

 

I was scared that my father would ask me about what happened.

This sentence tells us that you are worried about something that might happen in the future. Your father might ask you and the prospect worries you.

 

I was scared that my father asked me about what happened.

This sentence tells us that you are worried about something that has already happened. Your father asked you, and the fact that he asked you makes you worried.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello!
Please kindly advise what variant is correct:
1. I fear that I may/might be imprisoned
2. I fear that I will be imprisoned
3. I fear that I could be imprisoned
4. I fear that I would be imprisoned

Thanks a lot in advance!

Pages