Should As A Modal Auxiliary Verb

Should is a modal auxiliary verb. There is no –s in the third person singular. He should be here soon. (NOT He shoulds …) You should mend your ways. Should is followed by an infinitive without to. Questions and negatives are made without do. You should go now. Should I go now? No, you should not. Note that should is the past equivalent of shall in indirect speech. They asked, ‘What …

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Modal Auxiliary Verbs

An auxiliary verb is one which helps other verbs to make tenses, passive forms etc. There are two groups – primary auxiliaries and modal auxiliaries. Modal auxiliaries The verbs will, would, shall, should, can, could, may, might, must, ought, dare and need are usually called modal auxiliaries. They are used with other verbs to express actions, events or situations that …

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Auxiliary Verbs

A verb like be, have and do which is used with another verb to make tenses, passive forms, questions and negatives. English auxiliaries are divided into two types: the primary auxiliaries be, have and do, and the modal auxiliaries can, could, will, would, shall, should, may, might, must and ought (to). Need and dare are …

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