November 17, 2010

Modal Verbs - Part II


Today we're gonna learn the others Modal Verbs. They are: Will, Would, Shall, Should and Ought to. Pay attention because it's a very important lesson.

It's the Modal Verb to the Future.
We learnt about it.
I will answer the phone for you.
He'll be beautiful if he buys that clothes...
The Negative Form:
We use "won't" or "will not" to express denials in the future.
We won't be happy with it.
They'll not be late tonight.
And the Interrogative Form is the same:
Will we choose sadness or will we choose happyness?
Will they call my mother?

This modal verb means the termination "-iria", "-ria", in Portuguese.
I'd be the winner if I had not fallen.
He would give a gift for you if he had money.
The Negative Form is simple:
I wouldn't like to go with you.
They'd not eat that cake.
The Interrogative Form is similar to the others:
Would you like to come to the party?
Would she swim wearing a little bikini?

We use "shall" to say that something must or will happen.
We use "shall" for "I" and "we". We use "shall" with a suggestion.
It's an old word that was used in the place of  "Will".
Commonly, we use "will", because "shall" is very formal.
I shall do this.
We'll go to the hospital.
The Negative Form:
I shalln't do that.
We shall not stay here.
The Interrogative Form:
Shall I go with them?
How shall we protect ourselves?

Its meaning may be "deveria" or "deve", according to the sentence:
You should wear this blouse.
They should travel to the USA.
The Negative Form is "Shouldn't":
He shouldn't say that things.
We should not go out this night.
The Interogative Form:
Should he practice more exercises?
Should I pay attention to the teacher?

Its meaning is similar to "Should". It's stronger than Should, but in the Interrogative Form, we use Should.
There isn't a Negative Form.
You ought to see the doctor.
They ought to read this book. It's very good...

Today, it's all.

See you!

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