Definition: Modal

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  • Length: 5 characters
  • Syllables: 2

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Lexical Information:

  • Term used in linguistics

Grammatical Information:

  • Grammar term
  • A verb describes an action or a state
  • A verb can include information about the duration, time of the action or state, the people involved and whether it is habitual, complete or not
  • Auxiliary Verbs are used to show Voice and Tense and are used in Negatives and Questions
  • Modal verbs are used to show Obligation, Possibilty, Permission, Prohibition, etc
  • Term included in the Glossary of English Terms

Usage Notes:

  • Used in Conditionals

Related Grammar Terminology:

Deontic Modality;  Dynamic Modality;  Epistemic Modality;  Modal Verbs

Dictionary Definitions

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