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Use Of Modal Auxiliary Verbs In English And Urdu

Modal auxiliary verbs are an essential part of the English language, used to express possibility, necessity, ability, and other concepts. These versatile verbs, which include words like “can,” “could,” “will,” “would,” and “should,” are an integral part of how we communicate and convey meaning. In this blog, we’ll be exploring the use of modal auxiliary verbs in greater depth, looking at how they’re used in different contexts and situations. Whether you’re a native speaker looking to brush up on your grammar skills or a language learner looking to master these important verbs, this blog is sure to have something for you. So join us as we delve into the world of modal auxiliary verbs and learn all about their many uses and functions!

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Use Of Modal Auxiliary Verbs In English And Urdu

Learn the use of these modal auxiliary verbs in English and Urdu

  • Can
  • Could
  • Should
  • Must
  • May
  • Might
  • Would

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Use Of Can

Subject + Can + Predicate

Ability

(Present-Formal)

قابلیت I can speak English.
Possibility

(Present-Formal)

ممکن ہونا It can rain today.
Permission

(Present-informal)

اجازت لینا دینا Can I use your laptop? | Yes, you can use my laptop.
Request

(Present-Informal)

درخواست کرنا Can you close the door?
Offer

(Present-Help)

پیش کش کرنا Can I help you?
Prohibition and

Inability

منع کرنا| قابل نہ ہونا You can not go.

I can not speak English.

Asking Questions Using Can

Ability

(Present-Formal)

Can you speak English? Yes, I can speak English.
Possibility

(Present-Formal)

Can It rain today? It can rain today.
Permission

(Present-informal)

Can I use your book? Yes, you can use my book.
Request

(Present-Informal)

Can you close the door? Yes | No
Offer

(Present-Help)

Can I help you? Yes, Please. | No Thanks

Use Of Could

Subject + Could + Predicate

Ability

(Past/Present)

قابلیت I could speak English in school.(Past)

Ali could beat us in Ludo right now.(Present)

Possibility

(Past/Present/Future)

ممکن ہونا I could pass the exam.(Past)

Ahmad could be in Lahore right now.(Present)

It could rain today.(Future)

Permission

(Present-informal)

اجازت لینا دینا Could I use your laptop? | Yes, you could use my laptop.
Request

(Present-Informal)

درخواست کرنا Could you please teach me how to speak English?

Could you please open the door?

Use Of Should

کرنا چاہیے/کرنا چاہیے تھا

Simple Sub+Should+Predicate

Sub+Should Have+Predicate

You should come to school.

You should have gone to office.

Negative Sub+Should Not+Predicate

Sub+Should not Have+Predicate

You should not come to school.

Ali should not drink cold-drinks.

You should not have left that job.

Ahmad should not have insulted her.

Interrogative Should+Subj+Predicate

Should + Subj+Have+Predicate

Should I start this job?

Should I have started that job?

Use Of Must

کوئی کام  فرض مجبوری یا انتہائی ضروری ہو ضرورت کے اظہار کیلئے بھی اس کا استعمال کیا جاتا ہے

Subject + must + Predicate

Obligation

Duty

Very Important

You must go to the office.

You must eat all of your fruits.

You must wear a seatbelt.

Emphasize Necessity Water must need heat to boil.

Students must study if they want to get good grades.

Use Of May

Subject + may + Predicate

Possibility Ayesha may be upset with you.(Present)

You may have hurt her feelings.(Past)

This business may get shut down next year.(Future)

Permission May I come in?

Yes, you may.

May I use your pen?

Yes, You may.

Wishes May God bless you!

May you get good marks!

Use Of Might

Subject + might + Predicate

Possibility

A smaller chance

Ayesha may be upset with you.(Present)(70 % Chance)

Ayesha might be upset with you.(Present)(40 % Chance)

You might have hurt her feelings.(Past)

This business might get shut down next year.(Future)

Use Of Would

Request Would you lend me your camera, please?

I would like more tea, please.

Would you shut the door, please?

Offer Would you like some more tea?

I would help you with English.

Habits In Past When I was at school I would get up before everyone else.

I would go for cycling when I was in islamabad.

In conclusion, modal auxiliary verbs are a crucial part of the English language, used to express a wide range of concepts and ideas. From expressing possibility and necessity to conveying ability and obligation, these versatile verbs play a vital role in how we communicate and convey meaning. By understanding how to use modal auxiliary verbs correctly, we can enhance our ability to express ourselves effectively and accurately in both spoken and written language. So whether you’re a native speaker looking to improve your grammar skills or a language learner looking to master these important verbs, be sure to continue exploring and learning all about the many uses and functions of modal auxiliary verbs.

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