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Can Be Been Being May Will Shall Should Might Could
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AUXILIARY VERB - "BE"
Uses of - BE
 
It is equal to Am, Is and Are, They are called BE forms, but Be can not replace Am, Is and Are.
It can be used with Can, May, Will.
It is used in the Present Tense and Future Continuous Tense, with auxiliaries.
 
Examples
Be a good boy.  
He will be coming tomorrow.  
He can be a good player.  
He may be right.  
I will be able to drive.  
I would like to be able to speak Chinese.  
BE ABLE TO
 

Although we look at be able to here, it is not a modal verb. It is simply the verb "be" plus an adjective "able" followed by the infinitive. We look at "be able to" here because we sometimes use it instead of can and could.

We use "be able to" to talk about ability.

 
Examples
I have been able to swim since I was six. - present perfect
You will be able to speak perfect English very soon. - future simple
I would like to be able to fly an airplane. - infinitive
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Types of Verbs Infinitive Verbs Auxiliary Verbs
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Would Must Never Dare Need Keep Kept Used to Ought to Going to
Question Tags Yes/No Questions Regular Verbs Irregular Verbs