10 examples of modals, Definition and Example Sentences Pdf


10 examples of modals Pdf!

Modal Verbs Definition

Model verbs are a kind of helping verbs. They show the mood of a verb such as ability, possibility, obligation, permission, advice, or some other mood.

Some Model verbs are:

  1. Can
  2. Could
  3. May
  4. Might
  5. Shall
  6. Should
  7. Will
  8. Would
  9. Must

Formula of Modal Verbs

Subject + Modal Verb + Main verb


  • I can win the race. 10 examples of modals
  • You should have a walk daily.

Modal Verbs – Video

Different Modal Verbs with Examples


We use this verb in the case of importance, asking permission, and Possibility.


  • Ali can win the race.
  • Smoking can cause cancer.
  • Can Ali come with me for dinner?



Will/shall is use in case of wish, desire, will, confidence, in the future.


  • I shall visit the China the next month.
  • Ali will receive us at the railway station.
  • Will you lend me your camera?
  • Will you go with me?
  • Shall I close the door?
  • Shall I stay with you?



Must is used in the case of obligation, firm, conclusion, necessity.


  • You must see a doctor at once.
  • John must study hard.
  • My watch must be broken
  • He must have done this mistake.



May/Might is used in case of possibilities and past (Might).


  • I may/might go to the market.
  • It may/might rain today.

May is also used in case of request.


  • May I use your pen?
  • May I come in?

In case of Strong Motive.


  • He worked hard so he may pass.
  • He worked hard so he might pass.

In case of Prayer/invocation


  • May you live long!
  • May he go to hell!



We use would in case of question, permission, polite request, a habit of the past.


  • Would you like salad with your meal?
  • Where would you like to eat dinner?
  • If you hired a car, you would reach in time.
  • If you worked hard, you would have pass the exam.
  • When I was a student, I would go swimming every day.
  • When John lived in America, he would write me long letters.



Used for possibility in past, polite request, Conditional sentences and ability.


  • You could help me in that crisis.
  • They could be dangerous.
  • When I was young, I could run very fast.
  • Could you help me move this sofa?
  • Could you give me a lone?
  • If you worked hard, you could pass the examination.



Used for urgent work or moral duty.


  • You should help the poor
  • I should reach the school in time.


Ought (to)

Used for moral duty.


  • You ought to help the needy.
  • He ought to obey his parents.

Infographics (Modal verbs Examples)

10 examples of modals
Modal Verbs ‘Can’
10 examples of modals
Modal Verbs ‘Must’
modal verb will and shall
modal verb ‘will and shall’
modal verb ought to

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