Must, shall, should, will, would

Modals

(Must, shall, should, will, would)

1.    In a statement, we use must, shall, should, will, would in this way:

Subject + must, shall, should, will, would + base form of main verb / the verb ‘to be’

Example:            

John will resume work tomorrow.

We must be there at 8.00 sharp.

2.    In a question, we use can, could, may or might at the       beginning in this way:

Must, shall, should, will, would + Subject + base form of main verb / the verb ‘to be’

Example:            

Shall we have lunch at the new café?

Would Margaret be at home now?

Remember:

Example:            

You must get a license in order to drive a car.

 I must get some petrol for my car.

Example:            

That girl must be Joey’s identical twin.

Example:            

Must we pack so many items for the trip?

Example:  

I / We / You / He /She / It / They will sleep soundly tonight.

I / We shall be there punctually tomorrow.

Example:  

Shall we start a school band?

Example:            

The train should be here in 15 minutes.

Example:            

We should be friendly to everyone.

Example:  

Should I put on the black tie or the blue one?

Example:  

Will / would you tell him that I called?

Example:  

Would you like a glass of apple juice?

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