Usually modal verbs are taught in either two ways; probability or permission. Here are some examples of how to use modal verbs directly and indirectly in making requests. In this Business-English-survival-boot-camp you learn to knock them over with kindness. The writer, George Bernard Shaw said, "I can assure you that if you will only take the trouble always to do the perfectly correct thing, and to say the perfectly correct thing, you can do just what you like."
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If you've got speakers or better yet headphones listen to a short cartoon clip from The Family Guy called Wheel of Politeness, and if you've finished reading this post give yourself a high five. -B
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, Communication Coach
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