3.33.3: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

Hello students! Congratulations on completing Years 1 and 2 of American English. Now that you are better prepared and that your American English is stronger, during years 3, 4, and 5 of your American English studies with Maestro Sersea, you will receive a different English grammar lesson each week.

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  1. Lesson 3.33.3: Year 3
    Everyday Grammar:” Modals for asking permission.”
    Can, Coud and May.
    1. ”Can”
    Usage: ability or capability: we use ”can” to express someone’s ability or capability to do something.
    Example: She can swim very well. She can speak English.
    Permission: we use ” can ” to ask for or informal permission
    Example (asking) Can I borrow your pen?
    Example (giving) Yes, you can.
    2. ”May”
    Permission (formal) We use may to ask for or give formal permission.
    Example (asking) May I have your pen.
    Example (giving) Certainly you may.
    Possibility ” May” can also express a possibility, although it is less common.
    Example: It may rain later.
    3. ”Could”
    Possibility, Permission
    It is more polite than ”can.”
    Example: Could I use your pen?
    Could We join you later?

  2. Dear teacher,
    Lesson 3.33.3: Year 3
    Everyday Grammar:” Modals for asking permission.”
    What is a modal auxiliary verb ?
    A modal verb (also called a modal auxiliary verb) is used along with a main verb to express possibility, ability, permission, or necessity.
    Modal verbs are quite common in English; you’ve seen them in action hundreds of times even if you didn’t know what they were called. The most frequently used ones are:
    can: Can I borrow your pen?
    may: May I take this book?
    might: It might be rain.
    could: Could you tell me the way to market?
    should: You should drink much water.
    would: Would you mine me to sit this place?
    will: I will change our plan because of my urgent task in my family.
    must: You must study hard, else you fall exam.
    Ex: Students, you may leave early today.
    Ex: Could I play too?
    Ex: Would you get that box off the top shelf?
    Ex: Will you turn that music down?
    Thank you.

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