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MODALS VERBS

(VERBOS MODALES)
We use Modal verbs to talk about:
Ability
Duty
Suggestion
Necessity
Possibility
Prohibition
Obligation.

CAN

Significa

PODER y se utiliza para expresar


posibilidad, permiso, habilidad e incapacidad.

Posibilidad:
I can go to your party.
I cant go to your party.

Permiso:
Can I use your pen?

habilidad:
He can drive very well
She cant play the guitar
Can you play the piano?

(+)Yes, you can


(-)No, you cant

COULD

Significa poder (pasado) y se utiliza para expresar posibilidad y


habilidad.

Significa PODRA y expresa posibilidad remota y permiso.


Posibilidad:

I could see her


He couldnt go to Madrid
Habilidad:

I could dance some years ago


Posibilidad

remota:
You couldnt lose your keys
He could fall down

Permiso:

Could I use your pen?


Could you repeat please?

MUST

Significa

DEBER e indica obligacin.

You musnt tell lies

Must I wear a suit to your party?

She must workout everymorning

Mary must take your medicine everyday

You must study

You must go to the library

Its 4 oclock am, my parents must be sleeping

MAY

Significa

PODER e indica una posibilidad


remota y permiso pero un permiso mas
formal que el can.
Posibilidad remota:
It may rain
You may fail
Permiso:
May I use you pen?
May I come in?

MIGTH

Significa

PODRA , PUEDE QUE, QUIZS e


indica posibilidad remota(ms remota que
el may) y permiso.

Posibilidad

remota:
It might rain

You might have an accident


Permiso:

Might I use your pen?

SHOULD:
Significa

DEBERIA y se utiliza para dar


consejos y sugerencias.
You should study harder
You shouldnt smoke
You should wake up early
You should do your homeworks