Modal Verbs Pdf Notes & Documents with Exercises

Here are English Modals Table and Example Sentences

1. CAN

Ability, doubt, astonishment, permission, Polite request

Example Sentences;

  • can play the football.
  • Can I go out tonight?

2. MAY

Permission, if not prohibition, supposition with doubt

Example Sentences;

  • It may rain tomorrow.
  • May I go to the bathroom?


Obligation, firm necessity, logical conclusion, probability

Example Sentences;

  • He must be her brother.
  • You must study today.


intention, supposition

Example Sentences;

  • You shall pay on Saturday.
  • Shall I help you?

Modal Verbs – General

Modal Verbs – CAN

Modal Verbs – COULD

Modal Verbs – MAY

Modal Verbs – SHOULD

Modal Verbs – WOULD

Modal Verbs – MUST

Modal Verbs – BE ABLE TO