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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@terra.com.br
Data:  31/MAR/2009 11:21 PM
Assunto:  Modal verb>can/may
 
Mensagem: 
Just to add more possibilities:

After a nasty break up you will/might/could need a psychologist

It is quite a task to pin down the usage of modals, at a first glance like in Portuguese I'd say it doesn't matter, it doesn't change terribly the meaning as far as I know.

regards

JR  


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Modal verb>can/may  –  Aman  31/MAR/2009, 10:31 PM
 Modal verb>can/may  –  José Roberto  31/MAR/2009, 11:21 PM
Modal auxiliary  –  Brian W  31/MAR/2009, 11:37 PM
Modal auxiliary  –  Dale/CR  31/MAR/2009, 11:47 PM
Modal auxiliary  –  Aman  02/ABR/2009, 10:33 AM

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