differenciate between can and may and explain the use of ought to and shall.
The following are the uses of can, may, ought to, and shall.
Can I use your phone to make a call? (Permission)
I can hold my breath for two minutes. (Ability)
Can I please have your details? (Request)
Can I make you some coffee? (Offer)
I can work on this project. (Possibility, Ability)
May I ask a question? (Permission)
You may have to wait a little longer. (Possibility)
- Ought to is used to express that something is the right thing to do.
You ought to admit that you cheated in the exam.
- Ought is used to predict that something is expected based on normal circumstances or logic.
The weather ought to be pleasant in February.
- Shall is used to indicate future action.
I shall never forget this day for life. (Promise)
Shall I help you in making dinner? (Suggestion)
He shall become our next governor. (Predestination)
I am afraid the patient shall succumb to his injuries. (Inevitability)
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