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modal verb in Grammar topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmodal verbˌmodal ˈverb (also modal) noun [countable] technical  SLGone of these verb forms: can, could, may, might, shall, should, will, would, must, ought to, used to, need, had better, and dare. They are all used with other verbs to express ideas such as possibility, permission, or intentionauxiliary verb