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procedencia

VERBS

   USE

EXAMPLES

Can/Can’t

  • Ability
  • Permission
  • Possibility

I can speak English

Can I go with you?

You can take a taxi

Should/Shouldn’t

  • Advice

You should drive carefully

Must

  • Obligation
  • Certainty that something is true

You must stop at the red light

It must be cold

Mustn’t

  • Prohibition

You mustn’t smoke in the school

Can’t

  • Certainty that something is impossible

It can’t be true

CHARACTERISTICS

EXAMPLES

Never s

He cans cook

He can cook

Never auxiliary

He does not must drink be late

He mustn’t be late

Never to

He should to eat healthy

He should eat healthy