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  • English Quasi-modal Verbs

    The modal verb is a distinct auxiliary verb form characteristic of the English language that differs from prototypical verbs in grammatical...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 1, 2014
  • English Modal Verbs

    Modal verbs are a type of auxiliary verb that express modality in the English language. Modality is the grammaticalized expression of...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonSeptember 29, 2013
  • The Subjunctive Mood of English Verbs

    English verbs express three grammatical moods: indicative, imperative, and subjunctive. Grammatical mood is defined as a set of distinctive verb forms...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonJuly 14, 2013
  • Grammatical Mood in English

    Grammatical mood is defined as a set of distinctive verb forms that express modality. Modality is the grammaticalized expression of the...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 8, 2013
  • The Modal in English Grammar

    Modals are words that express modality. Modals function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only one grammatical form can perform the...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonMarch 12, 2013