Basic Semantic Meanings Of Modal Auxiliaries...
In his chapter on modal auxiliaries in The English Verb, Michael Lewis lists what...
Can / Could And Will / Would?
{This thread has connections to the "May/might - Old rumors" thread [link] and the...
Reported Speech (Modal Verbs And Passive...
Hello, everyone in EnglishForward. Here I am again with some doubts, now related...
Linguistics?
Hi everybody, I'm writing my PhD on modal verbs and semi-modal verbs. I am right...
Imperative Mood In The Third Person?
Hi, Here goes the long story... Yesterday, I was talking with a girl from England...
If Disclosure Would...
Hi, guys, I am here. I hope you can help me anyway. Recently I encountered a lot...
Would?
In the early Church, Christians would celebrate the anniversary of a martyr's death...
Would?
Hi, I learned and think the modal 'would' is used for these purposes: 1) as a conditional...
Coordination: Counterpart?
hi I'm wondering if there's a grammatic or syntactic term ( or just speech part...
Use Of Modal Verb 'Could'?
Hi, Please check the usage cases of the modal verb "could." 1. When I was ten years...
Grammar Exercises 3?
Dear teachers, Here is another set of exercises. Would you be so kind as to correct...
Mega Verb Phrase: 'Would Have Had To Have...
Just trying to get my head around this long verb phrase; can anyone help me break...
Using Would Instead Of Will In Future...
Dear Friends, I would like to how "Would" can be used in future perfect as a modal...
Hope + Would ?
Hello... Can somebody help me this? "I hope you'd be successful." (would be...)...
'Must You Do That ? It Is Really Annoying...
Could anyone give me an explanation about the above sentence which I came across...
Non-Subjective 'Have To'.
I read somewhere that have to is not a modal verb and so is not subjective, as...
Periphrastic Models?
Some of you are familiar with my Venn diagram. [link] Thing is, I've never been...
Modal 'Would'?
Suppose we have the following sentence "I think that a direct object would be the...
Modal Verb Function?
Hi there, I have been trying to work out 'Modal verb' in the sentences. Some sentencese...
Tag Questions Formed With Negative Imperatives...
Is there a general rule about the question tag on a negative imperative tag question...