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My Uncle goes office by his own car and never hires a bus to travel?

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. My Uncle goes office by his own car and never hires a bus to travel?

  • Does my uncle only hire a bus to go to office every day?

  • Who goes office by own car?

  • Where does he go to?

  • What is the medium of transportation for my uncle to visit office each day?



A modal is that situational word which is primarily taken as word to define situation clearly in a given time period by a human-being. They reflect a mood or taken as verb forms to express formation of mind for qualities such as: - ability; possibility; permission, obligation, prediction, request, general facts, probability, insistence (firmness), promise, suggestion, habitual use, past sensation, tentative (hesitant) use, etc.

Can- Could Ability

May- Might Possibility

May- Might; Can- Could Permission

Must, Ought to, Have to Obligation.

List of Modals

Can- Could Will- Would Shall- Should May- Might Have Must Need to Dare Ought to Need not

Ought to have Ought not to have Used Ought to …. Or else.

Ex: - Can the hand-pump of our colony powerfully bear more water under earth?

You shall be rewarded for your contribution in this company serving as manager since twelve years.

I said that I should have finished by ten o’ clock.

You would have passed if you had worked harder.

She could speak French when she was just ten years old.

May I borrow your dictionary for sometime please?

I asked her whether I might use her umbrella.

She told me that I might go home after I had done my homework.

Must I say the boys are wrong; it will be taken as their insult by me.

Soldiers must obey orders without question.

The wrist watch must be purchased for my sister on her birthday as a token of my kind love to her.

Must we hurry at this time for we will miss the train at the station?

You ought to be ashamed of your rude behavior.

The child ought to get good marks in exam or else the father would take his class in the night.

The skier need not climb the steep and icy mountain for he should certainly lose control over the machine.

Need the beggar not ask for an Alm (Bheek (in Hindi) from public at the public places?

He need not copy the entire page. (Do not attach “to” unnecessarily)

Today is a holiday. So the children need not go (to) school. (Use of “to” is optional)

There used to be a building here before the war.

I used not to smoke. I took it up only a year ago. (Don’t write it as: I used to not)

I am not used to walking long distances.

My friend ought to have helped me search a better option of engineering college in this city.

He ought to have been more careful in life next time.

The street performers ought not to have performed over street because it was very dangerous on road.

You ought not to have laughed at her mistakes. (It was not right that you laughed at her mistakes)

Exercises based on Modals

  1. It is our duty to love our neighbours. (Ought)

We ought to love our neighbours.

  1. Please close the window. (‘Would you’?)

Would you mind closing up the window for me, please?

  1. It was her duty to obey her teacher.

She ought to have obeyed her teacher?

  1. It is not necessary for her to answer all the questions. (‘She need’…)

She needn’t (need not) to answer all the questions. (Try speaking out the use of “needn’t”.)

  1. I wish to know when they are coming. (I should)

I should know when are they coming?

  1. He wishes to know what time he may call on you. (‘He would’…)

He would wish to call you some time of the day.

  1. She was in the habit of smoking before marriage. (Used to)

She used to smoke much before her marriage.

  1. Is it necessary for her to work so hard? (need)

Need she to work so hard?

  1. She hasn’t the courage to oppose her family. (dare)

She dare not oppose her family (at any time).

  1. She was determined to have her own way. (would)

Would she be determined to do everything herself?


Definition: - An adjective is a word that displays the quality of a noun or subject and hence talk exactly how the object has to be systematically taken by a human-being.

General adjectives: -

Ex: - This, That, These, Those, Later, Latest, last, Elder, Older, Eldest, Oldest, Farther, Further, Nearest, Next.

Specific quality being expressed: -

Ex: - Suddenly, Alarming, Unjust, Coldly, Warmly, Angrily, Amazing, Convincing, Terrifying, Shocking, Charming, Tiring, Worrying, Welcoming, Embarrassing, Astonishing, Depressing, Surprising,

Adjective used to describe a process or state that continues over a period of time: -

Ex: - Ageing, Booming, decreasing, Dying, Existing, Increasing, Remaining, Living.

Miscellaneous sentences based on Adjectives
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