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modal verb
  1. 1
    used for talking about future actions or events
    1. a.
      used for saying what you expect to happen in the future

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    2. b.
      used for saying what is planned or arranged for a future occasion

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  2. 2
    used for showing that you are fairly certain that something is true

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  3. 3
    used for saying that you are willing to do something or that you intend to do it

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  4. 4
    used for asking someone to do something, especially when you are annoyed

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  5. 5
    used for making a polite offer or invitation

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  6. 6
    used for saying whether something is possible

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  7. 7
    formal used for ordering that something must be done

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    used for saying what always happens in certain situations

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    used for saying that someone has a habit of doing something, especially when you do not approve of what they are doing

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