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Modal auxiliary verbs seem as easy, but it is hard to learn it to students who have different native languages from English because modal auxiliary verbs are differentiated as a possibility, request, advice, ability, necessity, permission or other conditions. This situation can create confusion for students. Some of these structures are ‘can,’ ‘may,’ ‘must,’ ‘should,’ etc. Modal verbs benefit from auxiliary verbs; however, they have different functions. Modal verbs cannot be used alone; therefore, they need infinitive verbs. In other words, modal auxiliary verbs do not work without another verb. The inflection of modal verbs does not show differences according to the subject of the sentences. On the other hand, it is easy to build negative forms of a sentence that has a modal verb. It is enough to add ‘not’ after the modal verb. For instance, while ‘They can cook very well’ is a definite form, ‘They cannot cook very well’ is a negative form. It is enough to change the place of the subject and verb as to question form. It is mentioned from some modal auxiliary verbs and their usages below; • Can: to indicate ability, possibility, or request. You can play board games in this class. (Positive form) You cannot play board games in this class. (Negative form) Can I play board games in this class? (Question form) • Be able to: to indicate ability. I am able to speak English. (Positive form) I am not able to speak English. (Negative form) Are you able to speak English? (Question form) ‘To be’ verbs conjugate such as ‘am-is-are-was-were-have/had been’ according to the subject. Could: to indicate ability, possibility in the past. On the other hand, it is used for formal permission and polite request. She could draw pictures. (Positive form) She could not draw pictures. (Negative form) Could she draw pictures? (Question form) • May: to indicate a possibility in the future, permission, and polite request. You may go to the toilet (Positive form) You may not go to the toilet. (Negative form) May I go to the toilet? (Question form) • Might: to indicate possibility in the present or future. It might be sunny tomorrow. (Positive form) It might not be sunny tomorrow. (Negative form) Might it be sunny tomorrow? (Question form) • Will: to indicate willingness and determination. I will go to England. (Positive form) I will not go to England. (Negative form) Will you go to England? (Question form) • Shall: Similar to will, but more polite. We shall go for a picnic next Sunday. (Positive form) We shall not go for a picnic next Sunday. (Negative form) Shall we go for a picnic next Sunday? (Question form) • Should: to indicate advice You should take medicine. (Positive form) You should not take medicine. (Negative form) Should I take medicine? (Question form) • Ought to: It is the synonym of ‘should’ You ought to drink mint and lemon tea. (Positive form) You ought not to drink mint and lemon tea. (Negative form) Ought I to drink mint and lemon tea? (Question form) • Must: to indicate obligation, prohibition, and necessity Teachers must teach properly. (Positive form) Teachers must not teach improperly. (Negative form) Must teachers teach properly? (Question form) To sum up, modal verbs are useful to express myself in daily usage. This is beneficial for interpersonal communication. It is suggested that use flashcards, role-play, songs, worksheets are useful so that the students apprehend easily and powerfully. Also, teachers’ pronunciation is vital like in every topic. The teacher should be patient and careful. Namely, the teacher should be sure that every student learns the topic, should give details among modal auxiliary verbs to the students.