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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  31/MAR/2009 11:47 PM
Assunto:  Modal auxiliary
 
Mensagem:  May, might, could all suggest a possibility/probability, a doubt.  Perhaps you will, perhaps you won't. 

Will suggests certainly.  There is no question in the speaker's mind; you will need counseling.

Can is clearly from "pode precisar" and sounds "Portuglish".  


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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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