What is a modal verb? And is it should ‘have’ or should ‘of’?

Modelling modals.

๐ŸŽถTo the tune of The Model by Kraftwerk.๐ŸŽถ

‘Could’ is a modal and it’s really good

To express possibility so you’re understood.

There’s ‘might’, ‘should’ and ‘will’, to use from time to time.

It only takes a well-placed one to change a mind.

‘Should have’, ‘could have’, ‘would have’ are the past forms of the verbs.

Step away from ‘of’ as it’s something you’ve misheard.

There’s no such thing as ‘might of’, that’s a misplaced preposition.

Choose ‘have’ if you want an authoritative position.๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜‚

Sorry. That was terrible!

I said this month you’d be learning more about me, so let’s do that through some modal phrases. ๐Ÿ‘‡

I might have struggled to get to grips with LinkedIn if it hadn’t been for @JohnEspirian’s #SfEP2018 talk.

I should have chosen to study Latin when it was offered to me as a lunchtime study at the age of 14, but I was too young to realise how useful it could have been. 

Perhaps I ought to have come up with a Super Modal version of Ru Paul’s hit. Too niche?

I may have tried… and failed to get the word ‘fricative’ into my lyrics! ๐Ÿ˜† 

I will be grateful to anyone who can rewrite my final couplet: 

๐ŸŽถThere’s no such thing as ‘might of’, that’s the wrong fricative.

Du du du du du du du du du du…ive๐ŸŽถ

Can you tell me something about yourself using a modal phrase?

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