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Is the following sentence correct or incorrect?

I must to hurry up if I want to catch my flight.

He don't should smoke.

When I was a teenager, I could stay up all night and still have energy for the next day. Not any longer!

She wills be late for the interview.

If we leave immediately, we may reach the survivors in time.

I don't think they can join us for the meeting. They have another appointment.

She mights be suffering from an allergy.

They would not to help us anyway, so don't bother asking them.

I don't will go with you.

The policeman said I must come with him.


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89 Comments on “No more mistakes with MODALS! 3 Easy Rules”


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10/10. ☺ Rebecca ,is it correct if I say ” You should have to do this work” ? another thing is ; Can i write the word “cannot” by giving space between them. Will it consider right if I do so?

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

    Thanks, Annie. It is possible to say “you should have to”, but it is rare.

    Regarding your other question:
    Use the contraction “can’t” in informal situations.
    Use”cannot” in formal communication.
    Use “can not” as two words only in situations where “can” is followed by a phrase which starts with “not”, such as “not only”. This is rare, but does happen.
    For example:
    I can’t arrive before 7:00.
    We cannot accept this contract.
    He can not only organize the event, but also do so at a great price.

    Hope this helps! All the best to you.

    Thursday, November 2nd 2017

      Love you Rebecca. I have been doing such mistakes .Thanks for your correction. ☺

      Thursday, November 2nd 2017

      I got it rebecca, but still I need to work on it. You are my best Teacher ,thank you as much as sky and ocean ☺

      Friday, November 3rd 2017

I would like to appreciate you, Rebecca ,you have selected the very important topic . My interest with the learning english has far more developed in me and you are the reason behind it ☺. You convert difficult things into simplicity. Lastly, Your handwriting is so attractive .I am in love with it. Thank you so much for giving us such valuable knowledge which help us to grow and make a better person.

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

    Hello Annie
    I think you do appreciate Rebecca and ” would like to” does not express correctly your feeling .
    “Would like to + verb ” means , in a polite way ‘ to want to do something but you don’t know if you can or may .
    You may appreciate Rebecca and so do I .
    I don’t want to play the heavyweight , just to give in return a bit of what Engvid has given to me .
    Bye

    Friday, November 3rd 2017

      I don’t understand you 😝

      Friday, November 3rd 2017

Simple and great lesson

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

may I say you thank very much? I think I should say it or not I must say it Thank you very much Rebecca for this great lesson

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

    You’ve very welcome, Volv. My best to you.

    Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Dear teacher,
i can’t stand to stay so many days without watching an your new lesson!
(Well, I love your lessons but It’s not very true because all the teachers of EngVid are excellent. I only wanted to build a phrase with “cannot” so…. ;)

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Thank you very much.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

    Dear Javid,

    You are very kind!

    Friday, November 3rd 2017

Thank you Rebecca, have a good day.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

I am getting 8 mark

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Rebecca good video!

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Good one

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

10/10 Thanks Ms.Rebecca

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Hi teacher Rebecca, thank you for your big help. My English is getting better day by day.
I have a request: could you do a lesson about “if clauses”? I hope it will be possible.
Bye :-)

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Excellent
Thanks

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

I enjoyed this video and my score is 100 :)

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

This lesson was very clear. I achieved a 100 congrats Rebecca Good job.Thanks

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

nice ~~ :)

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Thanks Rebecca.^^

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

It was very helpful.Thank you for teaching so diligently.Looking forward for more lessons from you.😊😊

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Excellent lesson,many thanks.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

What a way to teach, Teacher Rebecca! As flawless as all of your other lessons I’ve watched (which are tons by the way ^_^) Thanks a lot for your quite meaningful contribution to English learners all around the world. I’m pretty sure we’re all greatly thankful to you! Best regards from La Paz-Bolivia!

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Thanks a lot Rebecca!!
Interesting lesson to review the basic rules of the modal verbs ;)

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Thanks teacher…..!!!

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Thanks a lot Rebecca.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Thanks, Rebecca, you are a very good teacher, indeed.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

10/10 without watching the video

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Thanks a lot Rebecca

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

A useful lesson, it has never been explained to me so clearly.
Thank you Rebecca

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

good lesson 8/10

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Thank you Rebecca for MODALS, it is very usefull lesson.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

I got 10/10! So easy! Your lesson is great :D Thank you, Rebecca!

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Thank you Rebecca

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

This is the first lesson that I got 10/10 :D

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Hello Rebecca .
Thank you for this lesson .
Why not using the past tense of must ( had to ) in the phrase ” the policeman said I must come with him .”
Thanks for your comment
Bye

Friday, November 3rd 2017

    I thought the same, according to “reporting verbs” rules, but maybe I’m wrong. Bye.

    Sunday, November 5th 2017

Hi Rebeca. Got a question. In the phrase :If we leave immediately, we may reach the survivors in time. Should be: “on time”? instead of “in Time”.
Thans for your answer and have a nice day.

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Hello, I’m looking for someone to practice English, if you are interested please type me to knowm31@gmail.com

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Thank you Rebecca.

Friday, November 3rd 2017

I’m so glad that I can understand your great lesson! English may help us to reach an understanding with other people all over the wolrd.

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Rebecca,
One more question .
do “must” and “have to” have exactly the same meaning ?
May I say “this thing has to be changed” but also ” is to be changed”
Thank in advance for your explanations.
Bye

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Thank you so much Rebecca. It is a useful lesson.

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Hi Rebecca. This is my first time that I am writing any comment in commendbox just because of you.you are an amazing teacher. I like the way you teach.I always wanted to speak in English but I was afraid of because my English was not so good. Now I think my dream is going to true.I think l have improved my English a little bit just for you. Now l can speak in English a little bit and one more time I want to say you a big thank you.If there are any mistake in my words please pardon me.

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Good lesson

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Great lesson, Rebecca. Thank you so much.

Friday, November 3rd 2017

10/10!,Thanks Teacher Rebecca.You’re one of the few teacher who amazingly response to learners’ comments and remarks on Engvid along with Teacher Alex. Truly unique Teacher.

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Thank you for a brilliant lesson!

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Great!!!

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Thank you, Rebecca!!! Very useful lesson!!

Saturday, November 4th 2017

I got 100/100
Thanks, Rebecca .You are my favourite Teacher , I teach English for junior students but it is my pleasure to learn more from you.
thanks again

Saturday, November 4th 2017

Thanks Rebecca!

Sunday, November 5th 2017

Very good lectuner and I learn new.

Sunday, November 5th 2017

Thank you teacher Rebecca. I won’t learn more English grammar from you?

Sunday, November 5th 2017

Hi, dear teacher, I’m interested on give the FCE exam, how can I take your help.
Thank you very much!

Sunday, November 5th 2017

Very useful lesson, thanks Rebecca.

Sunday, November 5th 2017

As usual , I got 10 out of 10 , thanks Rebecca, You are perfect.

Sunday, November 5th 2017

Thanks Rebbeca for your lesson. It was really fantastic and interesting lesson.

Sunday, November 5th 2017

Thanks for these lesson it makes me think how aften I make a mistakes, but now it is god to know that I can improve a lot watching ingvidt!

Sunday, November 5th 2017

Thank you !!! I had doubts with the Modal Verbs

Monday, November 6th 2017

thanks a lot

Monday, November 6th 2017

Rebecca has done well!

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Thank you Rebecca! If I could follow all your videos, I may learn English soon.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

My score was 100%

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Hi, Teacher, great lesson, have no idea about this rules, thanks.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

thank you for this best lesson but i get just 80

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Hi, great video thanks

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Thank you, Mrs. Rebecca, Now I knew where is my mistake, and I already got 100/100

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Thanks Rebecca!

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Thanks teacher Rebecca

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Thanks alot for this great lesson.

Friday, November 10th 2017

Hi Rebeca,

Wich the difference : CANNOT and CAN’T?
thank you for yours lessons.

Friday, November 10th 2017

Thanks alot Rebbeca . It is a perfect lesson and very useful.. may I ask you to give me your email, please? ❤

Saturday, November 11th 2017

Thanks Rebecca

Sunday, November 12th 2017

Thank you .

Sunday, November 12th 2017

i want say:::: thank you so mush Rebeca.. you class is really interesting…..

Sunday, November 12th 2017

Hi Rabecca,
I love your u-tube video, very interesting and easy way to improve english.

I need some advice for this sentence:
“Congratulation to John for your contributions, dedication and achievement that qualified him to be awarded as best staff award.”

Should I use your/his and him/you. Confusing…

Thank you.

Sunday, November 12th 2017

Hi rebecca .. thank you for teaching.. you’re the best

Monday, November 13th 2017

Great lesson.Thanks.

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Do you provide private lesson. I love to learn english from you. My main weakness is speaking and writing. I hope to hear back from you soon

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Rebbeca Thais for the lesson.

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Thank you so much for your informative and helpful lesson. I just wonder what is the difference between the two mentioned forms of these verbs and how to use them properly (e.x. should/ought to or can/could)?

Thursday, November 16th 2017

I think there is a mistake in the question 3.
The sentence is simple past tense.
…and still have energy for the next day. No any longer!
Should not it be had instead of have?

Thursday, November 16th 2017

nice lesson

Thursday, November 16th 2017

Thank you, Rebecca, for this lesson. I really loved it.

Friday, November 17th 2017
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