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Should- Giving Advice communicative exercise

Rules using - HAVE TO

CAN and CAN'T for Rules

Animals CAN and CAN'T

Modal verbs - can, can't, could, couldn't

Modals - Can't have, must have

Modals - Must, Mustn't & Needn't





Using HAVE TO modal

CAN and CAN'T - Shopping modals

Modals of probability and possibility, using CAN'T & MUST

Modals - Must & Have to

I need Advice - using modals

Using - WOULD

SHOULD for Advice

Modal Verbs

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Verbs like can and may are called modal auxiliaries, though we often refer to them simply as modal verbs or modals. We frequently use modals when we are concerned with our relationship with someone else. We may for example ask for permission to do something; grant permission; give or receive advice; make or respond to requests and offers, etc. We can express levels of politeness both by the forms we choose and the way we say things. The bluntest command (You must see a doctor), with certain kind of stress, might be more kindly and persuasive than the most complicated utterance ( I think it might possibly be advisable for you to see a doctor).

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