29 Modal Verb Examples: Sentences, Uses And Detailed Explanations


Here we will find 30+Modal Verb Examples with their detailed explanations and their usages in sentences. The readers will get more information when they should be going through this article. Let’s see all the Modal Verb Examples with their usages here.

Modal Verb: A modal verb is generally a verb that helping other verb in a sentence and leads the main verb directly. It should be kept in mind that modal verb takes present form of verb after it. Let’s see all the 30+Modal Verb Examples in the list given below.

Modal Verb Examples: Sentences

Here take a look all the 30+Modal Verb Examples with sentences.

Can: Modal Verb

Should: Modal Verb

Used to: Modal Verb

Dare: Modal Verb

Would: Modal Verb

Could: Modal Verb

Have: Modal Verb

Must: Modal Verb

  1. 36. He must do it.
  2. 37. They must go to Delhi.
  3. 38. You must maintain your reputation.
  4. 39. She must teach her children properly.
  5. 40. Ram must come to meet me.

Uses: Modal Verb

Modal verbs are used to express certain hypothetical conditions such as Possibility, Ability, Asking question, Request, Suggestion/Advice, Command, obligation or necessity and habit etc. It should be kept in mind that modal verb takes present form of verb after it.

Sentences: Modal Verb Examples

Now we will look all the 30+Modal Verb Examples with their detailed explanations within sentences.

Can: Detailed Explanations

Can” is a modal verb that is denoting the ability, asking permission and request by the sentence. Let’s see a few sentences given below.

1. I can play the Piano.(Ability)

2. He can be a singer.(ability)

3. Can Rabi help you?(Asking permission)

4. Can you pass me the newspaper? (Request)

5. They cannot try hard to get the output.(ability)

Should: Detailed Explanations

Should” is a modal verb that is helping the action verb of the subject by giving suggestion or advice in the sentence. Let’s see a few sentences given below.

6. You should go to your parents immediately.(Suggestion)

7. You should be a teacher. (Advice)

8. They should be present in school. (Suggestion)

9. He should keep up his nobility. (Advice)

10. The boys should practice their exercise. (suggestion)

Used to: Detailed Explanations

Generally “Used to” is used as modal verb that is helping the action verb of the subject and denoting the past habit of the subject.

11. My grandfather used to read a story book daily. (Past Habit)

12. I used to play on the ground during my childhood. (Past Habit)

13. Reshmi used to wear a blue share when she went to her office. (Past Habit)

14. They used to hear a Bhajan early in the morning. (Past Habit)

15. Rohit used to practice cricket in the afternoon. (Past Habit)

Dare: Detailed Explanations

“Dare” is used as semi modal verb. It denotes the Courage that cab be a negative or interrogative in sense.

16. You dare not go there. (Negative)

17. How dare you do so? ( Interrogative)

18. Radhika dare not like singing. (Negative)

19. I dare not tell you my friends what happened yesterday in school.(Negative)

20. Dare anyone answer this question? (Courage)

Would: Detailed Explanations

Would” is a modal verb that is expressing the future possibility, Habit and courtesy.

21. I would be a doctor. (Future Possibility)

22. I would get up early in the morning. ( Habit)

23. He would read the text book daily. (Habit)

24. I would be playing a match now. ( Progressive)

25. Would you like to give me your torch? ( Courtesy)

Could: Detailed Explanations

Here we know about the modal verb ” Could” that is expressing Request, progressive, Ability and possibility.

26. Could you help me to get the bucket? ( Request)

27. He could be working now. (Present Continuous)

28. Ronita could play the cord. ( Ability)

29. Could he come to meet you? (Possibility)

30. Could you tell me any issue? ( Asking question)

Have: Detailed Explanations

Here ” Have” is used as Modal verb that is expressing Obligation, Necessity in the sentence.

31. You have to do it. (Obligation)

32. He has to keep his faults in secret. (obligation)

33. They have to play for their team. (Necessity)

34. The students have to study regularly. ( Necessity)

35. The farmers have to grow crops. (Necessity)

Must: Detailed Explanations-

Here will see ” Must” is used as modal verb that is expressing the Obligation, Necessity in the sentence.

36. He must do it. (Obligation)

37. They must go to Delhi. (Necessity)

38. You must maintain your reputation. (Necessity)

39. She must teach her children properly. (Obligation)

40. Ram must come to meet me. (Necessity)

All the 30+Modal Verb Examples are explained in details above.

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