12 terms

MODAL VERBS: would, would have, could, could have, should, should have, will, shall, going to, must, can, may

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should
used to give advice or recommend
would
used to ask permission politely or to show repeated actions in the past
could
used to make polite requests or show ability or possibility
will
used to talk about something you want or plan to or make a prediction or express an action that has to be done
shall
giving instructions in very formal situations
should have
talking about past mistakes or things that did not happen but you wish they had happened
would have
talking about something that did not happen in the past because a condition was not fulfilled
could have
talking about something that has not been done or something that was possible in the past but did not happen
going to
talking about immediate future actions
may
used to ask permission or show possibility
must
used to show an action that has to be done
can
used to show ability or possibility