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Modal Verbs in English
An American English teacher lists modal verbs and briefly explains their use. More videos related to modal verbs will follow. This is merely intended as an introduction
Modal verb + be able to + main verb
An English teacher shows how to use "be" able to" with modal verbs. Remember that "(be) able to" is almost the same as the modal verb "can."



Modal Verb + Continuous Form
Some modals can be put in front of the continuous form to express some present action that is or isn't happening. To make the past tense for each, use "have been" instead of "be."
Modal Verbs in the Passive Voice
Modal verbs in the passive voice follow this pattern: Modal + be + past participle. There are many possibilities with modal verbs. This video gives a basic description of how to use them in the passive voice.


 
Perfect Modal Verbs
Modal verbs can be used with the present perfect tense. This indicates that some past action did or did not happen, or it possibly did or did not happen. This is very commonly used to talk about the past, so you must learn it.


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