Modal Verbs Functions and Semi-Modals
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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?

<p>'Used to' describes habitual actions in the past</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>'Need' indicates a present obligation</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>A verb in the base form</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>They are always followed by a verb in the base form</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>'Ought to' is more formal and less common in everyday conversation</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>It is not inflected for person or tense</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>Verb in the base form</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>Seeking approval or consent</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>Showing present obligation or necessity</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>Bare infinitive verbs</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a function of modals?

<p>Indicating future possibilities</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>It can be followed by 'to' in the verb form</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>Doubtlessly</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the Filipino term 'Bathala' refer to?

<p>Most powerful God of all gods and kings of the world</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who is known as the grumpy God of the sea?

<p>Amanikable</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>'Guardian of warriors'</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>'Watcher of the Earth'</p> Signup and view all the answers

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

<p>'Aswang'</p> Signup and view all the answers

'Diyosa ng umaga' translates to which English term?

<p>'Goddess of the morning'</p> Signup and view all the answers

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'.

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