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Modals for speculation ( nagadjanje , pretpostavka ). Aim: to learn how to use modals for speculation. Transform these sentences. 1. I am sure they are rich. MUST ______________________________________ 2. It is not possible that you are hungry. CAN’T

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modals for speculation nagadjanje pretpostavka

Modals for speculation (nagadjanje, pretpostavka)

Aim: to learn how to use modals for speculation

transform these sentences
Transform these sentences

1. I am sure they are rich.

MUST

______________________________________

2. It is not possible that you are hungry.

CAN’T

______________________________________

3. It is possible that he is sleeping.

MIGHT

_______________________________________

4. It is possible that they haven’t seen you.

MAY

________________________________________

transform these sentences1
Transform these sentences

1. I am sure they are rich.

MUST

They must be rich.

2. It is not possible that you are hungry.

CAN’T

You can’t be hungry.

3. It is possible that he is sleeping.

MIGHT

He might be sleeping.

4. It is possible that they haven’t seen you.

MAY

They may not have seen you.

we use the following modal verbs to speculate about the present and the past
We use the following modal verbs to speculate about the present and the past:
  • Must – to express a strong conviction that something is / was true.

He drives a Ferrari. He must be rich.

  • May / might / could – to express a possibility that something is / was true.

Why don’t you ask him? He might / could / may know the answer.

  • May not / might not – to express a possibility that something isn’t / wasn’t true.

It might not be the right number.

  • Can’t – to express a strong conviction that something isn’t / wasn’t true.

You ate 5 minutes ago. You can’t be hungry now.

we use
We use:
  • MODAL + VERB to speculate about unlimited present time

He is very fat. He must eat a lot of sweets.

  • MODAL + BE + VERB-ING to speculate about something happening at the moment.

A: Why is he in the kitchen?

B: He might be eating.

  • MODAL + HAVE + 3RD COLUMN to speculate about the past.

A: Why is Mark throwing up?

B: I don’t know. He might have eaten sth bad.

use a modal verb to speculate what the situation is was
Use a modal verb to speculate what the situation is/was

1. It's 8 a.m. There is a police car in front of the school building and the police are not letting anyone in.

2. There's a crowd of people in front of the local supermarket.

3. A child aged 4 is sitting on the floor in a supermarket and crying.

4. It's the middle of summer. On the beach you see a man dressed in a long coat, boots and a hat.

5. You see a car, upside down, on the hard shoulder of the motorway.

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6. A young woman is sitting on a bench in the park and reading a book upside down.

7. A young man on the underground is twisting in his seat, looking very nervous.

8. A man on the bus in a smart suit and carrying a briefcase is wearing old, worn-out running shoes.

9. It's early afternoon. A man is lying on a park bench, with his eyes closed.