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modal in Grammar topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmodalmo‧dal1 /ˈməʊdl $ ˈmoʊdl/ noun [countable]  SLGa modal verb
Examples from the Corpus
modalThere are no stylistic flourishes, such as departures from the basic syntax through the use of modals, questions and negatives.Where do evokes the infinitive as a reality, the modals evoke it as a potentiality.Infinitival usage after how and why thus confirms our analysis of the way the modals are put into relation with the infinitive.