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e.g. she will drink too much when she goes out.
emphatically forbid an action, in response to a will expression
e.g. “i’ll take gran’s pearls then”.
e.g. “i won’t clean my room!”
“yes you will!”
request (can and could are more common)
e.g. would you go to the shop for me?
would like - offer/invitation
e.g. would you like a cup of tea?
after be, followed by adjectives doubtful, unlikely, to emphasise a tentative action
e.g. it’s doubtful that he would be there in time of need.
annoying habit, typical of a person
e.g. she would ask me for money, wouldn’t she?
certainty in a suppressed conditional sentence
e.g. i would never agree to that. (even if he asked me)
wouldn’t certainty in a suppressed conditional sentence
e.g. i wouldn’t agree to that. (even if he asked me.)
5. closing down by doing a quiz
to end the period you are going to take a quiz on modal verbs: can, could, may and might
use one of the modal verbs in brackets to fill each gap:
1 they (can/might)________________ be away for the weekend but i'm not sure.
2 you (may/might)________________ leave now if you wish.
3 (could/may)________________ you open the window a bit, please?
4 he (can/could)________________ be from sheffield, judging by his accent.
5 (may/can)________________ you swim?
6 listen, please. you (may not/might not)________________ speak during this exam.
7 they (can't/may not)_______ _________ still be out!
8 you (couldn't/might not)________________ smoke on the bus.
9 with luck, tomorrow (can/could)________________ be a cooler day.
10 you (can/might)________________ be right but i'm going back to check the times.
keys: 1~5 might, may, could, could, can;6~10:may, can’t, couldn’t, could, might