The Modal auxiliary verbs can be used to add a particular meaning to a tense. A particular meaning can be expressed as necessity, possibility or impossibility, ability or inability, prohibition, an advice to do or not to do something, a suggestion, an invitation, a request, an offer, etc. Also See Semi-Modal Verb Have to Has to.

Modal Verbs make our spoken English comprehensive.

Modal Verbs also known as Modal Auxiliary Verbs or Helping Verbs.

Modal Verbs are very polite to speak and easy to learn – You will enjoy it.

  • Rules Of Modal Verbs

    There are some Rules of Modal Auxiliary verbs, we need to understand this before learning the modal verbs.

    1) We don’t use -S with the third person singular (he/she/it) e,g We say ‘He can’, NOT ‘He cans’.

    2) We make modal questions and negatives without Do or Does e.g Can you help me? ( NOT = Do you can help me )

    3) Modal verbs have no infinitives or participles as like To can, maying or Musted.

    4) After modals (except ought), we use infinitives without To e.g Can I use your phone? ( NOT = Can I to use your phone )

Difference b/w Active Voice & Passive Voice

The difference between active voice tense and passive voice is simply this, in the active voice, the doer of the action will be the subject, while in passive voice, the subject is the receiver of the action.

In most cases, writing in the active voice makes it easier for readers to understand your message because the sentence is written in a logical order doer of action + action + receiver of action (if any) When this order is changed, as it is in the passive voice, the message is less straightforward and therefore less clear and effective.


Active Voice Passive Voice
I speak English English Is Spoken
I am Playing Cricket Cricket is being Played
Ali drives the car. The car is driven by the Ali

Modal Verb Example

In each chapter, examples of the Modal verb will be given to understand in an easy way.



Formula: Subject + Should + Verb 1st(form) + Object

Should + Verb

1stIt’s talk about Suggestions, Advice, Order & Obligation.

  • You should come on time.
  • He should go to school.
  • We should speak English.
  • Negative: You should not come on time.
  • Interrogative: Should you come on time?
  • Neg. Int: Should you not come on time?