Modal Verbs Functions and Semi-Modals

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Which of the following is a function of modals?

To express obligation or duty

Which of the following is considered a semi-modal verb?

Need to

What is the difference between 'ought to' and 'should'?

'Ought to' is more formal than 'should'

How does 'used to' differ from other modal verbs?

'Used to' describes habitual actions in the past

In what way can 'need' function as a semi-modal verb?

'Need' indicates a present obligation

What type of verb follows modals according to the rules mentioned?

A verb in the base form

Which of the following is a characteristic of semi-modals?

They are always followed by a verb in the base form

What is the main difference between 'ought to' and 'should'?

'Ought to' is more formal and less common in everyday conversation

How does 'used to' differ from traditional modal verbs?

It is not inflected for person or tense

When 'need' functions as a semi-modal verb, what type of verb follows it?

Verb in the base form

Which function do modals serve when they are used to ask permission?

Seeking approval or consent

What role does 'have to' play when used in a sentence?

Showing present obligation or necessity

What type of verb follows modals according to the rules mentioned?

Bare infinitive verbs

Which of the following is a function of modals?

Indicating future possibilities

In what way can 'need' function as a semi-modal verb?

It can be followed by 'to' in the verb form

Which adverb expresses that something is true or equivalent to the truth?

Doubtlessly

What does the Filipino term 'Bathala' refer to?

Most powerful God of all gods and kings of the world

Who is known as the grumpy God of the sea?

Amanikable

'Patron ng mga mandirigma' translates to which English phrase?

'Guardian of warriors'

'Taga-tanod ng Lupa' has what role in Filipino mythology?

'Watcher of the Earth'

'Halimaw na ipinapaniwalang kumakain o nananakit ng tao' refers to which creature?

'Aswang'

'Diyosa ng umaga' translates to which English term?

'Goddess of the morning'

Study Notes

Modals and Semi-Modals

  • Modals serve functions such as asking permission, expressing obligation, and making suggestions.
  • Semi-modal verbs, like 'need', 'have to', and 'ought to', share some characteristics with traditional modal verbs but differ in certain ways.

Characteristics of Semi-Modals

  • Semi-modals often require a 'to'-infinitive verb form after them, unlike traditional modals.
  • Semi-modals can be used in perfect forms, unlike traditional modals.

'Ought to' vs. 'Should'

  • Both 'ought to' and 'should' express obligation or recommendation, but 'ought to' is more formal and less common in informal conversations.
  • 'Ought to' is often used in formal writing or in formal situations, while 'should' is more versatile and commonly used in everyday conversations.

'Used to'

  • 'Used to' is a semi-modal verb that differs from traditional modal verbs in that it has a specific grammatical form and can be used to talk about past habits or states.
  • 'Used to' can be used to express past habits, past situations, or hypothetical situations.

'Need' as a Semi-Modal

  • When 'need' functions as a semi-modal, it requires a 'to'-infinitive verb form after it.
  • In this context, 'need' expresses obligation or necessity.

Filipino Mythology

  • 'Bathala' refers to the supreme god in Filipino mythology.
  • 'Patron ng mga mandirigma' translates to 'Patron of Warriors' in English.
  • 'Taga-tanod ng Lupa' has the role of a Guardian of the Earth in Filipino mythology.
  • 'Halimaw na ipinapaniwalang kumakain o nananakit ng tao' refers to a monster that is believed to eat or harm people.
  • 'Diyosa ng umaga' translates to 'Goddess of the Morning' in English.
  • The grumpy god of the sea is known as 'Bakunawa'.

Learn about modal verbs and their functions as auxiliary or helping verbs, including abilities, possibilities, permissions, obligations, and suggestions. Also explore semi-modals, a group of verbs sharing characteristics with modal verbs.

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