Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Modal"

The meaning of "Modal" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa modal?
A: a modal dialog is a dialog that blocks all other input until you are finished with it. For example in your browser, if you do File->Open, it brings up a file dialog, and you can't click somewhere else and browse while that dialog is there.

An example of a modeless dialog is the Ctrl-F dialog that does "find" on a web page. At least on chrome, it brings up a little dialog to let you enter the string to find, but you can still do other things.
Q: O que significa Can I smoke in here ?
the modal verbs can be used like auxiliary verbs ??
A: I think it's referring to the fact that you can use inversion to form questions with modal verbs just like with auxiliary verbs. you can't do this with regular verbs typically.

Do you smoke cigars?
Can you smoke cigars here?
X Smoke you cigars? (incorrect)
Q: O que significa 'ought to' (modal verb)?

You ought to do this

= you should do it. It is a good idea.

I ought to go to bed

= not going to bed is a dumb idea. I'm foolish to stay up so late
Q: O que significa modal verb?
A: Verbo que expresa necesidad o posibilidad

Example sentences using "Modal"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com modal verbs .
A: You SHOULD take a break.
I HAVE TO go to work tomorrow.
You MUST be careful.
He CAN play the guitar.
You MIGHT get sick if you eat too much.
You COULD try and take some vitamins.
You DON'T HAVE TO wear a suit to work.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com modal verb and auxiliary verb.
A: Modal verbs are a type of auxiliary verb.

Modal verbs:

She must talk to me, or I won't be able to finish this job. (must)
I wish she would help me with this. (would)
I shall go dancing tonight, no matter what you say. (shall)

Auxiliary verbs:

He is making a cake. (is)
We were about to go out. (were)
He did notice the smell in the kitchen. (did)
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com modal verbs.
A: can-
I can understand you
I can't swin today
can I go?

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com modals verbs .
A: shoulda coulda woulda is an expression for
should have could have would have
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com modal verbs.
A: Check the question to view the answer

Synonyms of "Modal" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre All the modal verbs: can, could, will, would, shall, should, may, might, must e ought to. When each one is used ?
A: Can: this word can be used when your asking someone a question. For example:
“Can you get me something?”
It’s can also show what someone or something is able to do.
For example:
“I can do a backflip!” or “Birds can fly.”

Could : this word can also be used when you are asking a favor of someone. Similar to can.
For example:
“Could you get me my shoes?”
It also shows if someone is able to do something
For example:
“I could do that too!”

Will: This word can be used to show that you are going to do something is the future.
For example:
“I will go shopping tomorrow.”

Would: this word can be used to ask a favor of someone.
For example:
“Would you please turn off the tv?”

Shall: this word is similar to “going to”
For example:
“I shall do my homework.”

Should: this word can used when you are telling yourself or someone else to do something, but not in a commanding way.
For example:
“I should go do the dishes.” or “He should get some help.”

May: this word can be used when your asking someone if you can do something.
For example:
“May I go to the bathroom?”
It can also be used like the word “can” as in showing that you or someone else can do something.
For example:
“You may go to the bathroom.”

Might: this word can be used if you are not sure something will happen or not.
For example:
“It might rain today.”

Must: this word shows that you have to do something, you can not put it aside.
For example:
“I must go to school today.” or “She must do her chores.”

I’m not sure how to explain “ought” but I hope this helps!

If any native speaker wants to add to or correct me, please do!

Q: Qual é a diferença entre May. (modal verb) e Can. (modal verb) e Maight. (modal verb) ?
A: the difference is (may) I may or may not possibly do that. (can) I can definitely do that.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre modal verb e modal expression ?
A: modal verb - an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might.
modal expression- modal phrases
Q: Qual é a diferença entre Would (modal) e Could (modal) ?
A: "Would" is generally meant to denote an even greater sense of politeness or uncertainness that your request will be fulfilled. "Could" can be replaced with "can" and "would" can be replaced by "will."

"Could/can you help me?" or "Would/will you help me?" Would is the more proper from in this example because you are asking if they would agree to assist you, not if they are capable of doing so. Informally, both are accepted and largely interchangeable.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre can, may, might. e have to , should. this are modals verbs ?
A: Can means "able to". May means "allowed to/might". Might means "something has the possibility of occurring". Have to is something you "need to do". Should is "something that you believe is in your best interest to do." Yes, they are all modal verbs.

Translations of "Modal"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? How can I use the modal verb “Shall”
A: “Shall” is an older word. It means the exact same thing as “will” but it sounds more formal/ old-timey.

“I will eat the vegetables”
“I shall eat the vegetables”

“I will drive the car”
“I shall drive the car

Son los mismos, pero no usamos “shall” a menudo
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Please teach me some modal particles could be used in chat online. Similar to Chinese “嗯”、“唔”、“呃”,etc.
A: Actually, I think a lot of them are very similar to Chinese ones
Some common ones I can think of are "ah" "oh" "eh" "huh" "hmm..." "woah"
I'm including a variety of example sentences.

The differences between "ah" "oh" "eh" are quite small, but if you switch them accidentally, it probably won't be confusing or too unusual. They are all used to soften sentences, express surprise, curiosity, etc... but I think "ah" is the most versatile for most situations, basically the same feeling as "嗯" and "啊"

"ah, I must have been mistaken"
"ah, I thought you already saw that movie"
(both sentences above can also use "oh" "eh" "huh" "hmm")
"ah, have you gone home yet?"
"ah, I understand"

"ahhh" can also be typed as "aaaaa" "aaahh" etc... honestly, the ratio of "a" and "h" doesn't matter 😅
"ahhhh it's too beautiful..."
"aahhhhh I forgot to submit my schoolwork before the deadline 😩"
"aaa I can't remember where I put my phone charger"

"oh" is the same as 哦, 嗯, 噢

"eh" is a feeling of disbelief or indifference, based on context.
"eh, are you sure?"
"eh, I won't believe you unless I see it"
"eh, I read that book. It wasn't very good"
"eh, I don't really care about that type of thing"

"huh" is like amusement, surprise, or confusion.
"huh, I thought this show had more episodes"
"huh, am I hearing this correctly?"
it can also be used like 吧.
"it's already kind of late huh?" 现在已经有点晚了吧?

"ehhh???" and "huh???" are both very surprised.

"hmm" is like pausing to think.
"hmm, I can't think of anything"
"hmm, where did I save my files..."

"woah" and "wow" are the same as 哇
"woah, so amazing!" 哇,太棒了!

I hope this isn't too confusing. I can also answer any new questions about this ( ̄▽ ̄")
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Qué modal verbs debería usar ahí? muchas gracias 😊

if you want to have a future on this company, You _________________ (listen) to your workmates
You ________ (show) your ID before getting access to the Google´s headquarters in Torre Picasso.
A: should, have to, must

should sounds the least strong, more like friendly advice
must sounds like a command

They would all sound OK in either phrase.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? It depends or depends on your modal(other words)?What are you doing?whatever are you doing?Please correct the sentence,thanks
A: In the first sentence do you mean "it depends on your mood?" Is the second "what are you donning?" or "What are you doing?"
"Whatever are you doing" is mainly British English and means the same as "what are you doing?", but more forceful

Other questions about "Modal"

Q: I know that modal verb Should has many meanings.
But at the same time, it is confusing so,
Except the one meaning that like ought to, please tell what meanings 'should' have ;)
A: Yeah, I don't hear it being used that way nowadays.
Q: what are the modal verbs
A: can, should, need, would..
Q: I'd like to know which of these modal verbs suits better for this sentence .
She SHOULD/MUST /SURE TO BE in the library. That's where she said she was going. Thanks!!!
A: "She should be in the library" is best in my opinion.

"She must be" and "She is sure to be" both are not wrong but they rely on her not being wrong when she said she was going. "Should be" leaves a possibility that something could have happened that prevented her from going.
Q: I'd have to say (I would have to say?)
Are there two modal verbs("would" and "have to") in it?
A: Yes but no... Whereas would is indeed a modal verb, 'to have to' is rather a 'structure' that shows the idea of duty. Notice that with the third person, you say: "he/she HAS to..." not "he/she HAVE to". A proper modal verb isn't conjugated so it doesn't change.
Q: I'd have to say (I would have to say)
Are there two modal verbs("would" and "have to") in this sentence?
A: "would have" is the conjugation of the verb "to have"
it is in the conditional present tense.
I had to look it up. I used a website to confirm.

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