Difference Between Should, Would, and Could
Modal verbs are important to learn in English and can be difficult for English Language Learners to understand and use. A modal verb is a type of verb that is used to indicate modality – that is, likelihood, ability, permission, and obligation. Examples include the English verbs: can/could, may/might, must, will/would, and shall/should.
Today’s quiz will be about the differences between should, would, and could. Try the quiz below to see if you understand the differences and how to use these in English. If you don’t understand you should try a refresher English course with LOI English and one of our great teachers.
Pronunciation Hint: Would, Could, and Should have a silent L. We do not pronounce the L sound. Would sounds like wood, cook, sugar. Would, could, and should rhyme.