‘Could’ is used to make polite requests. We can also use ‘can’ for these but ‘could’ is more polite. Could you help me, please? Could you lend me some money?
We can use ‘may’ to ask for permission. However this is rather formal and not used very often in modern spoken English May I borrow your pen? May we think about it? May I go now? We use
We use ‘should’ for giving advice. You should speak to him about it. He should see a doctor. We should ask a lawyer. We use ‘should’ to give an opinion or a recommendation. He
We can use ‘should’ after ‘reporting verbs’ such asdemand insist propose recommend suggest He demanded that we should pay for the repair. She insisted
We can use ‘must’ to show that we are certain something is true. We are making a logical deduction based upon some clear evidence or reason. There’s no heating on. You must be
When we talk about things that are generally or always true, we can use: If/When/Unless plus a present form PLUS present simple or imperative If he gets there before me, ask him to wait. When you fly
We use the First Conditional to talk about future events that are likely to happen. If we take John, he’ll be really pleased. If you give me some money, I’ll pay you back tomorrow. If