Tag: modal-verbs

36 What is the difference between "do you like" and "would you like"? 2014-07-23T18:55:41.143

33 What is the difference between can and could in 'Can/could you please explain this to me?' 2013-02-13T13:24:34.390

24 What does "Yes, you can. But you may not." mean? 2020-05-06T21:21:19.287

23 "You better did" - is this acceptable? 2016-08-15T11:19:12.807

21 In depth explanation of the difference between "will" and "going to"? 2014-11-18T21:58:56.550

20 How should I construct a question from a sentence containing "used to"? 2013-01-24T08:39:56.973

16 Difference between "won't" and "will not" 2013-08-12T14:27:31.790

16 Difference between "if + present, will + infinitive" and "if + present, would + infinitive" 2015-08-31T06:54:16.690

16 "Dare speak" vs. "dare to speak" vs "dares to speak" 2016-11-03T09:19:29.207

15 In those days, you could have been (could be?) killed for any trifle 2014-11-02T14:59:24.953

14 "Might" vs. "may". What's the difference? 2013-01-25T03:30:39.777

14 Is "have to" a modal verb? 2017-03-28T13:06:05.307

13 Tense agreement in the past irrealis conditionals 2014-05-29T13:25:26.070

13 Some of you will have met me before vs Some of you met me before 2016-08-16T06:34:55.720

13 Is there a difference between "should not have done something" and "needn't have done something"? 2017-06-15T06:32:41.880

12 Difference between "should" and "must" 2014-10-24T17:32:45.473

12 Difference between will and shall 2017-03-30T19:49:28.937

11 It may not have\has been delivered yet 2014-08-04T06:14:54.773

11 Is the "doubly remote" conditional construction optional? 2015-02-24T07:30:18.973

11 What's the full answer to "shall I"? 2015-09-09T09:18:03.763

11 How can I say "can" in the future form? 2015-10-04T00:43:57.180

11 Difference between "if I can be of any help" and "if I am of any help" 2016-12-03T09:30:21.703

10 Should I use "could" or "would" in the following case? 2015-04-09T09:40:53.377

10 Using "must" and "have to" together 2015-10-16T08:45:34.467

10 What is the polite way to tell taxi driver that he can stop here? 2020-02-01T05:51:33.990

9 "Ought" vs "Should" 2013-02-11T14:08:40.647

9 "Would have + past participle" construction can be used to express speculation about the past? 2014-04-12T16:39:55.080

9 "I should be doing my homework." Vs. "I should do my homework." 2014-05-10T14:00:02.827

9 "can have done" structure? 2014-08-08T15:10:35.623

9 Must have told vs should have told 2014-11-11T17:25:52.100

9 How do you know the exact implication of 'may'? 2015-02-02T21:15:42.090

9 Difference between "Should" vs "ought to" 2015-07-24T16:28:24.417

9 What's the meaning of "it could just as easy be us"? 2018-06-04T09:05:15.880

8 Should vs. had better 2013-01-24T00:39:54.783

8 What does this perfect tense intend to say? 2013-02-11T12:53:55.663

8 Would and could in the same sentence 2013-04-10T00:30:58.673

8 Using “used to” vs "would" when expressing something done in the past 2013-10-03T09:37:56.697

8 "Why had you to" or "why did you have to" 2014-02-08T16:53:35.733

8 'I wish' and counterfactual 2014-02-11T03:45:23.810

8 "could not [verb]" might strictly imply that attempts were made 2014-03-25T12:42:13.483

8 The difference between "can be" and "may be"? 2014-03-26T20:11:21.870

8 Could vs. was able to 2014-06-03T22:27:34.923

8 Meaning of "you'd of thought" 2014-12-07T22:11:02.483

8 Direct and indirect speech 2015-05-27T12:43:05.927

8 “It can be very cold…” vs “It may be very cold…” 2015-09-26T16:56:24.927

8 "It can contain" or "It can contains"? 2015-11-05T23:35:50.447

8 Why don't you use Would for past states? 2018-08-12T09:22:56.980

7 "going to" vs. "fixing to" 2013-03-22T22:16:28.787

7 What does "I'd" stand for? 2013-04-23T11:56:15.273

7 Difference between might and could 2013-08-14T06:43:59.913

7 Can vs. Could in the reply "It can/could be in the car" 2014-02-09T06:46:06.617

7 Oh, that he should do so! 2014-02-24T14:48:11.493

7 What does this "would" mean? 2014-03-02T15:47:37.567

7 'Should have' in a factual sense 2014-07-31T17:05:18.940

7 Why is the simple present tense used? 2014-08-10T11:22:39.607

7 Using "will" vs "be going to" 2014-10-24T14:42:46.393

7 How should I use 'must' in past tense? 2015-02-25T00:34:06.960

7 Last year Robert COULD beat his brother at chess. But he can't beat him now 2017-04-24T05:28:37.633

6 Using "must" to express probability with high degree of certainty 2013-03-11T18:37:10.010

6 What are the meanings of 'would's in the example? 2013-04-22T03:01:44.113

6 'Would have' used alone for unreal past situations, not in conditional 2013-05-12T15:17:40.697

6 Are the reference times same? 2013-06-07T14:28:45.100

6 He mustn't / couldn't have been hungry 2013-06-23T06:52:32.427

6 Can't you use 'could be' instead of 'would be'? 2013-08-24T14:28:18.700

6 negation of "must" 2013-10-21T14:56:32.553

6 Why can't could be used in this sentence? 2013-11-10T14:34:20.127

6 Modal verbs in reported speech 2013-11-19T14:48:14.340

6 What is meant by this "will"? 2013-12-16T09:17:12.863

6 Question about "might like" vs. "would like" 2014-01-31T15:45:59.170

6 What is the short answer for "Nobody has to know"? 2014-02-28T09:36:27.433

6 "Do you think he can still be alive?", "Can" used for probability, or what? 2014-04-08T16:17:10.073

6 Usage of 'shall' in questions 2014-05-03T10:33:07.687

6 Could have vs would have 2014-05-07T15:17:54.043

6 What does "you could have" mean exactly? (I'm confused) 2014-06-03T16:34:43.383

6 "be to do" versus "have to do" 2014-07-31T05:37:27.573

6 A classic question: can vs. could 2014-12-10T16:02:17.287

6 How to say 'must have' when this is not an opinion, but a certainty? 2014-12-13T12:18:28.770

6 "I would have liked to come" and "I would like to have come" - difference? 2015-01-20T09:18:39.060

6 "I will be loving you 'til we're 70" vs. "I will love you 'til we're 70" 2015-01-27T06:09:36.287

6 Use of and differences between "could be" and "could have been" 2015-03-27T06:24:37.473

6 Correct usage of will and would 2015-04-12T02:56:52.793

6 Request contexts for "could" / "would be able to" in incomplete conditionals 2015-09-09T00:16:43.837

6 reported speech and usage of "will" or "would" -- "I told him that I will (would?) be there at three o'clock on Friday." 2015-10-07T19:25:43.077

6 Does 'will' *really* mark future reference? 2015-11-06T15:35:01.723

6 Does 'can' express definite possibility? 2015-12-10T07:04:48.237

6 past tense + potential (could + [verb]) 2015-12-15T08:11:20.657

6 Emphatic do-form with do as main verb 2016-01-08T20:13:31.977

6 I wish you'd vs I wish you put 2016-01-25T04:26:25.163

6 modal verbs + ing 2016-03-30T11:46:52.420

6 "Should this matter" in the sense of "in case this matters"? 2016-04-20T18:42:47.343

6 The exact meaning of "must+have+past participle" 2016-09-12T08:00:36.713

6 Confusion about the usage of 'would' in 'Why would you lie about that?' 2016-11-05T19:43:27.753

6 How can I convince people that Could is the past form of Can? 2019-01-24T02:58:55.867

5 Can ‘should’ be omitted, as in this case? 2013-02-12T02:26:18.143

5 tense combined present with past 2013-03-14T23:13:32.963

5 What does 'should' serve in "It is also important that we 'should' say no"? 2013-03-17T17:53:08.807

5 What does 'should' mean in this example? 2013-04-27T01:21:38.077

5 Using double wills? 2013-06-14T00:43:26.063

5 Does "will" always become "would" in the past? 2013-06-23T22:51:37.613