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Can We Use Modal Verbs for future events?

My examples are as follows,

Could:

Can you tell me how could we recover this amount from him in the next month?

Would:

Can you tell me would it be possible us to recover this amount from him in the next month?

Might:

We might recover this amount from him in his next months salary.

In my above examples I want to mention that Money recovery will be done in the future. This would be future course of action. I am not referring to past event.

Modal Verbs are used to described abilities , possibilities in the English sentences. Can we use this to describe future events?

I read in some article that It can be use for past/Present and future.

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    Can you tell me if it would be possible for us to recover this amount from him the next month?We might deduct this amount from his salary next month. OR: Can you tell me: Would it be possible to recover this amount from him? – Lambie Dec 20 '18 at 17:29
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Your example sentences have some other grammar issues, but your use of modals is appropriate.

Can you tell me how we could recover this amount from him in the next month?

Can you tell me if it would be possible for us to recover this amount from him in the next month?

We might recover this amount from him in his next month's salary.

These describe future events.

  • The sentences are not grammatical, apart from would/could/might. – Lambie Dec 20 '18 at 17:30
  • @Lambie Hence "your use of modals is appropriate" and not "the sentences are grammatical". – Tashus Dec 20 '18 at 17:31
  • A disservice, in my opinion. – Lambie Dec 20 '18 at 17:32
  • Are all theae questions refering to the future events ? – user4084 Dec 21 '18 at 0:14
  • @user4084 Yes. I have now noted that. – Tashus Dec 21 '18 at 3:59

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