MODALS OF DEDUCTION

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We use modal verbs to say how sure we are about something.

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MODALS OF DEDUCTION
1 We use modal verbs to say how sure we are about something.
1.1 must
1.1.1 She must live close to where she works because she walks to work.
1.1.1.1 Must+infinitive without 'to'
1.2 might, may, could
1.2.1 I don't like the sound of the engine. It could be a mechanical problem.
1.2.1.1 He may not like that shirt. I don’t think it's his style.
1.2.1.1.1 We might need to work through the night if we want to get this ready on time.
1.2.1.1.1.1 (might/may/could+infinitive without 'to')
1.3 can’t
1.3.1 It can’t be a mechanical problem. I've just taken the car to a mechanic.
1.3.1.1 (can't+infinitive without 'to')
2 Must :: We use must when we feel sure that something is true because there’s very strong evidence.
3 Might, May or Could : We use might, may or could to say that we think something is possible but we’re not sure.
4 Can`t : We use can’t when we feel sure something is not true.
5 'Must', 'might', 'may', 'could' and 'can't' have many more meanings and are used to talk about different situations. Here we have looked at them used for a present deduction.
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