Printable Handout: Modals- Meaning

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Q1 - May I come in?
The speaker is asking for advice.
The speaker is asking permission.
Q2 - What should I do?
The speaker is making a suggestion.
The speaker is asking for advice.
Q3 - You must be there at six o'clock.
The speaker is giving an order.
The speaker is making a suggestion.
Q4 - Shall we go?
The speaker is making a suggestion.
The speaker is giving an order.
Q5 - Can I help you?
The speaker is asking for advice.
The speaker is making an offer.
Q6 - You mustn't tell anyone.
The speaker is giving advice.
The speaker is giving an order.
Q7 - Could you answer the phone?
The speaker is offering help.
The speaker is making a request.
Q8 - What shall I say?
The speaker is asking permission.
The speaker is asking for advice.
Q9 - You should stop smoking.
The speaker is giving advice.
The speaker is making an offer.
Q10 - Could you finish it today?
The speaker is asking permission.
The speaker is making a request.

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