Tuesday 19 April 2011

Modals of Deduction - Past and Present

You are going to
practise modal verbs of deduction

You may have liked the previous exercise on modals. You could even have learned something from it. So here's another. Sherlock Holmes was famous for his deductions and must have been the greatest fictional detective of his day. He certainly solved a lot of cases so he can't have been bad at it. Let's see if he's any good at explaining how to make present and past deductions...


  1. Thanks very much for linking to this post on the Teachingnglish facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil.

    Looking forward to you sharing more with us.



  2. Thanks Ann. More to come.. - David

  3. Kristina Anastasova28 June 2013 at 20:44

    David, it's my second comment today :) - I have been studying your posts in detail :). I really truly like your work! I am going to use some of your lesson plans in my teachings :). I am about to have my first online teaching experience next week (Sofia, Bulgaria, AVO-Bell Language Teaching and Examination Centre) and am using two of your lesson plans - on conditionals and past deduction :). Warm regards to you and big thanks!!!

    Kristina Anastasova

    1. Hi again Kristina. :) Thank you again for the compliment! I hope everything goes well. I'm sure it'll be fun.
      All the best!