Tag: modal verbs

  • May

    May is a modal auxiliary verb. There is no –s in the third person singular. She may be here soon. (NOT She mays …) May is followed by an infinitive without to. You may be right. (NOT You may to be right.) He may come. Questions and negatives are made without do.

  • Could

    Could is a modal auxiliary verb. There is no –s in the third person singular. Could is used to indicate ability that existed in the past. It is followed by an infinitive without to. In my younger days I could run four miles at a stretch. Till last year I could read without glasses. Questions […]