INGLÊS PROF. CASÉ ABREU - Unit 7 Modal Verbs

Propaganda
can could
may
shall
should
modal
verbs
might will would
ought to
must
This can’t be healthy!
I must see a doctor.
May I eat this apple?
You should exercise more.
São verbos auxiliares, portanto a negação é
feita com verb + not, e a forma interrogativa
é feita com o verbo antes do sujeito:
You shouldn’t overeat.
May I speak to you in private?
Com exceção de ought to, nunca são precedidos ou
seguidos de to:
We must to visit Rod.
Wrong
Dedução – Must expressa certeza que sim.
He must have the flu. He has all the typical
symptons.
Possibilidade
“...I may be suffering from an eating disorder...”
A cure for cancer might never be discovered.
You could be developing bulimia.
Impossibilidade – can’t expressa certeza que não.
Brad can’t be sick. I spoke to him ten minutes ago.
Conselho – should e ought to são as formas mais
comuns.
You should get professional
help.
You ought to take some
vitamin C to prevent
influenza.
Permissão – can, could ou may podem ser
usados.
Mais formais
Mais informal
You can open the window if you like.
May I take some of your painkiller?
Could we have your book for a few
days?
You may now kiss the bride.
Pedidos / Solicitações – can, could, will e would
podem ser usados.
Could you buy me some medicine?
Can you change this light bulb for me?
Will you please reserve a table in the
non-smoking area for us?
Desejos mais formais - may
May the Lord protect you.
May you always have good health.
Habilidades / capacidades – can e could
He can lift very heavy weights at
the gym.
He could run for miles when he was
younger.