A modal verb (also modal, modal auxiliary verb, modal auxiliary) is a type of auxiliary verb that is used to indicate modality – that is, likelihood, ability, permission, and obligation. Examples include the English verbs can, must and should.
In English and other Germanic languages, modal verbs are often distinguished as a class based on certain grammatical properties.
For more detail about modals in English, see English modal verbs.
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... Spanish, like French, uses fully conjugated verbs followed by infinitives ... For example, poder "to be able" (Puedo andar, "I can go"), deber "to have an obligation" (Debo andar, "I should go"), and querer "to want" (Quiero andar "I want to go") ...
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