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Monday, April 11, 2011

GrammaTube - learn the modal verbs (can, could, be able to…) in English

GrammaTube - learn the modal verbs (can, could, be able to…) in English

Modal verbs in English are a category of auxiliary verbs used to express ability, possibility, necessity or other condition for the main verb.

They are really important in English as they allow expressing many situations in daily life. Moreover, their learning curve is not very big and once you understand how they work, they are easy to use.

Grammar can be one of the most difficult skills to develop in English but it is without doubt the key to progress throughout your learning. A good grammar base will help you to write properly and speak in English, hence improving communication with other people.

Learning the modal verbs is usually recommended for students with an intermediate level of English. In any case, we recommend you watch these videos as they’ll help you to learn or remember.

Expressing ability with can, could, be able to



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Learn American English explains that the modal verb "can" is almost the same thing as "(be) able to"



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Explanation about the modal verbs when they are used in the present perfect tense



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Modals can be put in front of the continuous form to express some present action that is or isn't happening



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Excellent video to understand modal verbs in the passive voice



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More explanations about modal verbs and passive voice



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Learn how to use “be able to” in the past tense



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How to use “be able to” with other modal verbs



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Learn how to pronounce can and can’t



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How to put “have to” an “be able to” together



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Very funny song in English for the kids to learn how to use “can”



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Learn how to use the modal verb “can” with questions and answers from real people interviewed at different locations



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1 comment:

learn english said...

Thanks very much for sharing these useful video clips.I always find it hard to select the appropriate modal verbs while making sentences.

 

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