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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #105735: Modals: should, would, could
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    Modals: should, would, could

    Should  would could are modals,  therefore they are followed by the base form of the verb .

    Should conveys an idea of  advice, reproach, supposition  . You can also find it  after  impersonal  phrases  like :  it is necessary that , it is possible, advisable etc.

    Should can also  start an affirmative sentence instead of “ in case..”


    Would  is used to form the conditional, to describe a past habit and  in the ' future in the past 'construction.


    Could  denotes possibility, past capability. In the interrogative it is used for formal requests.

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    1. I think you mind your own business and stop gossiping.

    2. Mariam has not turned up yet: she be here any minute.

    3. When he was in his teens, Billy stay up all night playing computer games.

    4. Teacher. you please explain to me the use of the present perfect continuous?

    5. Norman promised he never behave in that horrible way again.

    6. the boss arrive before me, tell him I have had an accident.

    7. It is absolutely necessary that this translation be done today.

    8. My sister was a genius: at 4, she already speak four foreign languages.

    9. What you like to do tonight?

    10. What you do if you were offered an important position in Greenland?

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