Tag: modal-verbs

5 "I would rather have done it myself" 2013-08-25T14:00:15.853

5 The usage of “If I was going to eat” and “If I am going to eat” 2014-04-02T10:02:58.743

5 A particular usage of "could" 2014-05-14T15:46:52.197

5 Is should the past form of shall? 2014-05-18T14:40:04.207

5 This can / could be explained 2014-06-06T15:43:36.940

5 Special use of 'might' and 'could' 2014-06-30T15:02:28.493

5 'Would' vs 'should', expressing expectation on the part of the speaker 2014-07-05T08:03:01.193

5 He won't have gone yesterday 2014-09-16T22:36:27.353

5 'would have V-ed' when the situation is not in the past 2014-10-09T01:33:38.577

5 "can't" versus "couldn't", what is the difference? 2014-10-30T22:04:59.843

5 The word "would" usage in present time 2014-12-10T11:00:20.943

5 using "should" in an if adverbial clause 2014-12-29T17:42:23.303

5 What is the difference between “How do I know?” and “How would I know?” 2015-02-09T06:44:44.433

5 "Will" or "Would"? 2015-03-25T13:18:56.970

5 Don't speak until I [tell, told, have told or what?] you? 2015-03-31T21:01:21.470

5 Difference between "would" and "will" when talking about the future 2015-04-18T20:34:14.850

5 She may/might not be Anil's sister 2015-06-09T08:30:58.357

5 "If someone would answer my question" vs. "If someone answered my question" 2015-07-24T16:17:52.130

5 The meaning of 'If you'll believe me' 2015-08-05T05:07:38.423

5 Can "revolution that would transform" be rewritten as "revolution that transformed"? 2015-09-07T13:06:29.743

5 How should I make a (double-)negative sentence using "could have + past participle"? 2015-09-19T17:33:12.463

5 "Would" in a backshifted reported context 2015-10-05T20:00:45.650

5 If you'll pick up some snacks, I'll get the beer 2015-10-06T11:38:37.673

5 "If you ____ to me, you ____ what I was trying to say." 2015-10-08T11:55:07.393

5 I wish it be Vs. I wish it would be 2015-10-19T10:21:19.363

5 Can I say 'I knew I will go through it all' 2015-11-01T15:24:28.333

5 Mr. Sanders _______ on a business trip to Tokyo until the end of this week 2015-11-05T19:55:44.910

5 What does the 'would' mean in this sentence? 2015-12-03T03:49:33.263

5 Uncertain usage of "should" and construction of the verb 2016-03-03T16:06:02.933

5 'Wouldn't wake up' vs. 'didn't wake up' 2016-04-03T09:25:42.750

5 What time does "shall be" refer to in the following sentence? 2016-09-04T13:39:11.480

5 "Would" confusion: "it would mean spending more time at home" 2016-09-10T11:33:54.957

5 Would vs will degree of certainty 2016-11-28T20:55:30.690

5 So is everyone else 2016-12-20T17:29:49.153

5 Use of "could have had" "would have had" "had had" "has/have had" and such words? 2017-01-13T17:14:01.860

5 Understand (may not): The students may not borrow more than 3 books in one month 2017-01-29T20:16:50.460

5 The difference between "They said that they would" and "They said that they will" 2017-02-26T11:05:02.397

5 "May (might,can) could have" and "Must should have/should must have" impossible? 2017-06-16T09:53:14.527

5 Can we use "would" in present tense? 2018-08-24T10:18:49.530

5 "Would be" usage 2019-12-22T06:35:18.677

4 "I 'will'/'would' wager he 'has heard'/'will have heard' I have dismissed" 2013-03-08T14:06:44.783

4 Does "could point out" = "could have pointed out"? 2013-03-10T23:21:44.947

4 Let's go as a question? 2013-03-12T08:09:01.123

4 May I use "will" in an "if" clause? 2013-03-12T23:18:43.990

4 Confusion between "would" and "would have" 2013-04-08T05:18:15.140

4 Usage of "could" 2013-04-09T12:21:19.807

4 "Could have" and "can have" in a sentence using the present tense 2013-04-14T17:20:27.047

4 Couldn't have happened? 2013-04-29T02:47:34.937

4 Offering to do something without using "shall" 2013-06-20T06:46:15.017

4 "The story can / could be true." 2013-06-23T07:07:47.993

4 "May" is not possible in the past? 2013-06-23T07:42:03.350

4 Correct usage of "must have to" 2013-06-24T17:31:02.303

4 Usage & meaning of "would" 2013-08-16T14:49:32.087

4 Usage of "would" in the following sentence 2013-09-23T04:17:21.417

4 What does this modality mean? 2013-09-23T12:37:22.677

4 What is the difference between "had been" and "would have been"? 2013-09-30T06:13:28.533

4 makes you wish he *would* have written 2014-02-25T09:27:52.193

4 Difference between (might, might have and could have) 2014-03-16T14:52:39.233

4 Definition of will concerning about habits 2014-03-21T12:20:31.477

4 "Might" and "could" used for making suggestions 2014-03-28T02:35:39.453

4 Would used for willingness in the present 2014-03-29T07:00:55.533

4 Certainty of modal-verbs 2014-03-29T10:06:11.763

4 "Could have" = "would possibly have" here? 2014-04-30T15:56:28.613

4 "Could" in various contexts 2014-05-10T16:41:59.200

4 Does 'may' here mean 'can' or 'might'? 2014-05-20T10:56:17.063

4 Non-deontic uses of "should have done" 2014-06-06T15:01:30.160

4 My understanding of "could" 2014-06-14T16:20:38.997

4 "must" vs "have to" 2014-06-27T04:48:01.437

4 Help pinpoint the usage of 'could' in these examples 2014-08-12T13:56:32.680

4 "I thought she might have had a problem with alcohol" versus "I thought she might have a problem with alcohol" 2014-08-23T03:54:06.170

4 A few questions on the purpose clause 2014-09-02T19:37:57.280

4 'Would have known' vs 'could have known' 2014-09-03T12:56:02.453

4 Why do we use would + infinitive rather than past? [wish] 2014-10-18T05:56:33.523

4 no more than >would< an anvil 2014-11-01T23:17:32.730

4 'should have' in a future sense 2014-11-12T13:31:15.023

4 Should as Future Perfect Modal 2014-12-17T16:17:19.887

4 I'd rather something do something else -- grammar pattern 2014-12-20T14:09:39.977

4 Past modal in English 2014-12-29T15:50:20.620

4 Usages of "in case" and "should" inversion 2014-12-31T18:06:46.553

4 Change of speech "future tense" 2015-01-03T10:42:40.430

4 Is it possible to use 'shall' for intentions? is PEU wrong here? 2015-01-05T16:58:36.550

4 "it is not to be" vs "it should not be" 2015-01-08T01:11:38.187

4 Would & could in the present tense 2015-01-12T17:31:45.143

4 When "could" is used to indicate an ability in the past 2015-02-06T13:15:29.383

4 I have two questions about how to use 'will' 2015-02-08T09:07:26.317

4 "Can't be sleepin'" 2015-02-11T12:46:43.790

4 Might / May / Could / Would have been able to 2015-02-21T02:52:49.130

4 Should I use the past perfect "have thought", or the present "think" with "would"? 2015-03-22T07:58:52.693

4 Past practices: "would" + bare infinitive versus "would have" + past participle 2015-04-23T15:15:50.070

4 Modal verb "will" to describe a present situation 2015-05-15T08:54:32.287

4 "Would not that we should not" double negative? 2015-09-11T15:27:45.000

4 Does this "could" refer to the past: "They could unknowingly hit an animal in the dark, so they went home early" 2015-09-17T10:12:05.507

4 Difference between Can/Could: "Can (could) you sell your old computer to me?" 2015-09-20T09:31:12.263

4 " could " vs. " could have " 2015-09-26T08:26:30.840

4 3d conditional with a present perfect 2015-10-12T11:38:44.503

4 -would- used to substitute a past tense 2015-11-15T15:34:26.937

4 Are there any differences between "we must hurry" and "we must be hurried" or do they have the same meaning 2015-12-15T16:27:54.320

4 "Could": conditional or past simple? 2016-03-30T10:28:12.210

4 "Could anyone have expected that..." vs. "could anyone expect that..." 2016-04-21T12:52:22.723