Sunday, 5 June 2011
Previous Problem: Problem with past participle or present participle (skill 17)
Whenever you see a modal such as will, would, shall, should, can, could, may, might, or must, you should be sure that the verb that follows it is in its base form.
You must telling* her the truth.
The child may comes* in now.
- In the first example, telling should be the base form tell because it follows must.
- In the second example, comes should be the base form come because it follows may.
Each of the following sentences contains a verb formed with a modal. Underline the verbs twice. Then indicate if the sentences are correct (C) or incorrect (I).
1. You should try to respond politely. (C)
2. Everyone must leaves the room immediately. (I)
- leaves should be leave
- sat should be sit
- asking should be ask
6. He may lies to you because he is not very truthful. (I)
- lies should be lie
- forgot should be forget
- snowing should be snow
- bought should be buy
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