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D-06.11 Use Simple Modal Verbs & Equivalents in Main & Subordinate Clauses

D-06.11 Use Simple Modal Verbs & Equivalents in Main & Subordinate Clauses

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Unit 2 (The Simple Tenses: Modal Verbs & Clauses—“An  Immigration Story”) of the Original Scenario, Volume Three: English Grammar in Context, pages 17-27

11 pages

Who It’s For: (Teachers & Helpers of) Advancing Students of English Who Want to Examine All “Simple Verb Phrases” (with Modals but without “Auxiliaries Be or Have) in Conjunction with One Another 

Why It’s Useful: When high-level learners begin a comprehensive review of the major  grammar they need for fluency, they often start with the “Simple Tenses—Past, Present, Future.” Closely related to these forms are many modal-verb phrasing possibilities with an abundance of meaning and a large number of practical linguistic functions. In pages that need updating but are still useful, here’s another review of ways to “Apply Grammar.”

What You’ll Do: 

[1] The page 17 Scenario: “An Immigration Story” is a compilation of simple past, present, and future verb forms, many sentences with modals, in the context of a narrative.  Exercises 1a-1c ensure comprehension of the sentence patterns.

[2] Then come boxed explanations entitled Modal Verbs, More Modal Verbs, Summary of Modal Verbs— each followed by “controlled to expressive reinforcement.”  exercises.” As usual, each segment culminates with multi-leveled “Talking It Over,” “Writing It Down,” and/or “Putting It Together.” Learn while enjoying; enjoy while learning. 


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