Chapter 9. Mood and Modal Verbs (Cont'd...)
9.2 Modal verbs (cont'd..)
Do also has dual function: as a principal verb and as an auxiliary verb. For instance:
He does it. Here `does' is principal verb.
He does not do it. Here does is auxiliary verb assisting the verb `do' to make it negative.
do is also used to emphasize the action. Example:
I do work for you.
The same arguments are applied in case of verb to have also.
I have a book. Here `have' is principal verb.
I have done it. Here `have' is auxiliary verb.
As a principal verb it can express:
You may wear my shirt.
He may phone me.
The accused person may appeal to any court.
He may lend the money.
We may go to Bombay then.
- request: May I have your pen.
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