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TESOL Videos - Modals and Passive Voice - Difficulties for Students
This video looks at the difficulties students have when learning modal auxiliary verbs. The number of usages and the modal auxiliary verbs that can be used for various usages often bring about problems for the students. Also, the structure of sentences with modal auxiliary verbs can be confusing. Watch this video to understand all the difficulties students face with modal auxiliary verbs.
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In this unit there has been 4 topics. Passive voice, Modal auxilary verbs,phrasal verbs and relative clauses. Modal auxilaries are can ,coul,be able to,must,have to,have got to,ought to,would,should,will ,need to,might and shall. Modal auxilaries do not change according to person .they are followed by a verb in its base form. They Express different degrees of formality such as obligation,possibility,permission,prohibition,ability and advice. Relative Clauses means describing,identifying,giving further information about a noun. To identify the noun we use who,which,that,whose and where. Defining relative clause means the information given is essential to the meaning of the sentence. Non defining relative clause means the information given is not essential to the meaning of the sentence. There are three types of phrasal verbs. A. Intransitive phrasal verbs. Can not be followed by a direct noun B. Transitive seperable .an object pronoun can only come between the verb and the particle C. Transitive inseperable . the object phrase or object pronoun both come after the particle. In the passive voice the object of an active verb becaomes the subject of the passive verb. Both sentences have the same meaning. For example Sally sells the bags near the seaside. That is an active sentence in the simple present tense. We may change this sentence to passive like that, the bags are sol