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Autor:  Fram
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Data:  29/SET/2009 4:54 PM
Assunto:  Auxiliary and modal verbs

In the ESL environment you can they are basically "the same", but for a basic distinction:


Auxiliary verbs show tense, shifts in time.

(ex.: am/is/are - was/were , do/does - did , will,



Modal verbs show shifts in meaning such as probabality, possibility, capablility, and permission.

Some examples:

He might go means that his attendance is possible.

He could go means that he is invited and has the capacity to go.

He would go means that he would attend if certain unstated conditions were met.


But their positioning (auxiliary or modal) within the sentence structure is the same (as for questions and affirmative/negative sentences).



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Auxiliary and modal verbs  –  Celia S.  29/SET/2009, 7:38 AM
 Auxiliary and modal verbs  –  Fram  29/SET/2009, 4:54 PM
Auxiliary and modal verbs  –  Fran - Typo  29/SET/2009, 4:56 PM
Auxiliary and modal verbs  –  Robinson Crusoe  29/SET/2009, 7:53 PM
Auxiliary and modal verbs  –  Archo  29/SET/2009, 11:33 PM

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