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Contoh penggunaan modals pada kalimat expressing and asking for permission (izin)

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Untuk meminta izin, bisa menggunakan may, can, dan would you mind.

Contoh kalimat:

  • May I sit here? (Bolehkah aku duduk di sini?)
  • Can I call you tonight? (Bolehkah aku meneleponmu nanti malam?)
  • Would you mind If I closed the window? (Apakah kamu keberatan kalau aku tutup jendelanya?)
  • Would you mind if I accompanied you? (Apakah kamu keberatan kalau aku menemanimu?)

Penggunaan klausa "would you mind" untuk meminta izin harus selalu diikuti klausa "if" dalam bentuk past. Pada contoh tersebut, "If I closed the window" dan "If I accompanied you" semua ditulis dalam bentuk Past Tense.

Untuk memberi izin, bisa menggunakan may dan can.


  • You may go out and play only after you finish your homework. (Kamu bisa keluar dan bermain hanya setelah kamu menyelesaikan PR-mu).
  • You may stay at my house if you want. (Kamu bisa menginap di rumahku kalau kamu mau.)
  • You can park your car next to that tree. (Kamu bisa memarkir mobilmu di samping pohon itu.)
  • You can pick me up at 7 p.m. (Kamu bisa menjemputku jam 7 malam.)

Latihan soal modals

Dewi: “____ post this letter?”
Neni: “I’m sorry, I have to do my assignment right now.”
A : I wonder why Jenny didn’t answer the doorbell.
B : Well, I suppose she ..... been a sleep.
Linda: “Mom, there is a good movie on the 21 cinema. ____?”
Mother: “Yes, but don’t be late for for dinner, Ok?”
Linda: “Sure, Mom. Thanks.”
The man standing over there asked me whether he ____ the flowers from my garden.
Linda ____ some extra pens. Let’s ask her!
I ____ lift this box - it's too heavy! Would you help me?
Father asks his daughter to get some fruit from the grocery.
Father: “____.”
Daughter: “Sure, Dad.”
We ____ get to the meeting on time yesterday, because the train was delayed by one hour.
Unfortunately, I really ____ sing at all. No-one in my family is musical either.
I looked everywhere for my glasses but I ____ find them anywhere.