Modals and Passive Voice - Semi-Modal Auxiliary Verbs

 

Semi-modal auxiliary verbs can cause a lot of confusion with English students. These auxiliary verbs differ with true modals in that they change their form depending on the pronoun the follow. An example of a semi-modal auxiliary verb is "need to". Watch the video for the complete explanation.


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This unit was incredibly enlightening. especially studying the difference between older and younger students. It has helped me think about how I would handle a classroom of these different ages. Also the basic information given in this unit as to what makes a good teacher seems like some of the most important values that I could learn and I shall not forget them.The course clearly conveys the information about the advantages and disadvantages that may exist in a Business English teaching environment. And how it could differ in a 'one and one' and 'group' teaching. It is interesting how teaching adults could be a lot different from teaching other age groups and that there are different things to consider and be aware of.