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    #1

    modals verbs

    I have a confusion,

    I don't know how use modals verbs in correct cases and I can't differentiate between them,

    Might
    Could
    May

    Which one is more sure?

    I could be swimming at the beach right now
    I could swim at the beach.

    What is the difference between these sentences?

    I have to know all uses of these verbs.

    Thank you

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    Re: modals verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by SecurityLinux View Post
    I have a confusion,

    I don't know how use modal verbs in correct cases and I can't differentiate between them,

    Might
    Could
    May

    Which one is more sure?

    I could be swimming at the beach right now
    I could swim at the beach.

    What is the difference between these sentences?

    I have to know all uses of these verbs.

    Thank you
    Both of your examples are correct in the proper context. It's modal verbs not "modals verbs".

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    Re: modals verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by SecurityLinux View Post
    I have a confusion,


    I don't know how use modals verbs in correct cases and I can't differentiate between them,

    Might
    Could
    May

    Which one is more sure?

    I could be swimming at the beach right now
    I could swim at the beach.

    What is the difference between these sentences?

    I have to know all uses of these verbs.

    Thank you
    NOT A TEACHER

    I'd say:
    Might, May - about the same amount of probability (say 30%), "might" may be a tiny bit less probable (different people will feel this differently)
    Could - more probable than the other two, say 50%.

    The difference between them is that the former says what you could be doing right now, whereas the latter is a general statement. It says that you could swim at the beach anytime you want, while the former refers to this moment only.

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    #4

    Re: modals verbs

    okay now I make sense, last question

    He might go
    He might be go

    what is the difference ? with be and without be !!?

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    Re: modals verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by SecurityLinux View Post
    okay now I make sense, last question

    He might go
    He might be go

    what is the difference ? with be and without be !!?
    "He might be go." is not a proper sentence. You're asking too much at the one time. Try to make your posts more specific.
    For example, you still don't know the answer to the question in your first post.

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