- n. Plural form of modal.
“Maybe my way of using the remote/past forms of modals, is the general British English way of using them.”
“Slide 22: modals Verbs are also often accompanied by verb-like words called modals (may, could, should, etc.) auxiliaries (do, have, will, etc.) to give them different meanings ”
“Other than that, none of the modals are markedly formal.”
“Note how often they collocate with verbs like claim, deny, suggest, suspect, as well as with modals like may.”
“For example, in my context of Argentina (where the L1 is Castellano), the very typical erroneous production of verbs following modals with the ‘to infinitive’ is, I think, overgeneralization/carelessness by the teacher not specifying bare infinitive for the form.”
“Memorize the modals, accept the structures, and move on.”
“This was, incidentally, months before she would have encountered modals for past criticism in the syllabus.”
“I would only add that both will and going to (like most modals or modal phrases) are used to express two kinds of meanings: 1. meanings related to how we see the likelihood of events (sometimes called extrinsic, or epistemic, modality); and meanings related to how we intervene in, or exert change on, events (intrinsic or deontic modality).”
“I have had trouble getting advanced ss to actively use other modals than would/will in conditionals, which natives do all the time and it gives a more precise meaning.”
“Could you please someday elaborate on the double modals?”
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