Monday
November 24, 2014

Homework Help: English

Posted by Matthew on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 6:18pm.

Writeacher, I downloaded a few details about modals expressing possibility/probability but I'm still doubtful about their use. My questions to you are numbers 1-2.

Using modals to talk about the present:
1)Will / won't
We use will and won’t when we are very sure:
•She’ll be at work now.
2)must / might / could / may / can't
•She must be on the bus. (I'm fairly sure this is a good guess)
•She might come soon. (maybe)
•She could be lost. (maybe)
•She may be in the wrong room. (maybe)
•She can’t be at home. (I'm fairly sure this isn't true)

1) Do might/could/may have exactly the same meaning?

2) How would you express the same sentences in the past?

She must have been on the bus.
She might have come soon.
She could have been lost.
She may have been in the wrong room.
She can't have been at home.

Answer this Question

First Name:
School Subject:
Answer:

Related Questions

English - Writeacher, I downloaded a few details about modals expressing ...
english advanced grammar - I want you to explain modals to me but not basically ...
Art - Can you suggest a site where you can practice modals(used to express ...
Foreign languages - I left out these sentences on modals. Thank you, Writeacher...
Modal - Select the correct staement. A. Each modal has one agreed upon meaning B...
Foreign languages - I urgently need to check how to rephrase modals expressing ...
Foreign languages - Writeacher, thank you very much! Can you please check these ...
maths - pplz tell me about maths working modals froom where can i down load then...
English - What is your idea about me? What is your viewpoint about me? What is ...
English - I left out a sentence. Thank you very much, Writeacher. I haven't had ...

Search
Members