I need help on using model verbs in different tenses.
As per my knowledge modal verbs don't form tenses, Modals are used in different time versions i.e. past/ present/ future. It's context which gives idea about sentence tense.
- I could read english.
From the above sentence we come know about my ability to read english irrespective of timeline.
We need more information to define tense.
I could read english when I was in England now I forgot - Past
I could read english now, after completing my studies - present
I could read english tomorrow, if I study it properly - future conditional.
Correct me if I am wrong. Can I apply Same logic to other modal verbs also like can-could, may-might, will-would.