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Ability/ inability

Can/can't
Could (repeated action)
Was able to (single avtion)
Couldn't/ wasn't able to (repeated or single action)

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Possibility/ impossibility

Can
Could
May be
Might (but i don't think so)
Can't
Likely

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Permission/ concession

Can
Could
May
Might
Allowed to

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Obligation/duty

Must (strong obligation)
Have to (necessity)
Had to

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Necessity

Need
Have to
Must

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Prohibition

Mustn't/ are not to (against the rules)
Can't (aren't allowed to)

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Absense of obligation or necessity

Needn't (everything is under control)
Didn't have to

Needn't have (but you did)
Didn't need to (and you didn't)

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Logical assumption -affirmative

Must

*past-must have been (perf. Inf)
Suppose
Think
Am certain

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Logical assumption- negative

Can't (not possible)

I don't suppose
I don't think
I am certain

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Advice

Should
Ought
Had better

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Criticism

Should have
Ought to have

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Request/ offers/ suggestions

Can
Will
Shall
Should
Might
May
How about/ do you mind