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    Hi! Can you tell me: 1.Is modal verbs MAY have FUTURE FORM for example: Such defects may easily lead to serious breakdown
    2. TO BE TO Future form for example: I am to call them once I reach the airport
    3. SHOULD Past and Future form for example: You should't drink and drive

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    Re: explanation

    1. Does the modal may have a future form?
    Ex: Such defects may easily lead to serious breakdown.
    Modal may doesn't have a future "form".
    See may/might

    2. Does to be to have a future form?
    Ex: I am to call them once I reach the airport
    In the example, 'am to call' is short for 'am supposed to call', which doesn't have a future form; e.g. *I will supposed to call.

    3. Does should have a past and future form?
    Ex: You shouldn't drink and drive.

    See ENGLISH PAGE - Modal Verb Tutorial

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    Cool Re: explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by unregistered View Post
    hi! Can you tell me: 1.is modal verbs may have future form for example: Such defects may easily lead to serious breakdown there's no future form for may. may can refer to present time as well as future time.
    2. To be to future form for example: I am to call them once i reach the airport the sentence looks fine.
    3. Should past and future form for example: You should't drink and drive once again, modal verbs as such do not have past or future forms. The sentence is ok.

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