Errors in the use of Modals - English Grammar

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He should not hurry; there is plenty of time. He need not hurry; there is plenty of time.
The case is serious; you should consult a good doctor. The case is serious. You ought to consult a good doctor.
When I was young, I had worked for twelve hours. When I was young. I used to work for twelve hours.
Should you care for a glass of milk? Would you care for a glass of milk?
You should not go to college today. The teachers are on strike. You need not go to college today. The teachers are on strike.
I went to him so that I should warn him of the coming danger. I went to him so that I might warm him of the coming danger.
We eat so that we should live. We eat so that we may live.
One must serve one’s country One ought to serve one’s country.
You may not go there personally; just send someone. You need not go there personally; just need someone.
Can I borrow your pen? May I borrow your pen?
He ran fast so that he could catch the bus. He ran fast so that he might catch the bus.
My boy, you must not have spoken this. My boy, you should not have spoken this.
I cannot accept your challenge; you are too strong. I dare not accept your challenge; you are too strong.
A doctor should do everything possible to save a patient. A doctor ought to do everything possible to save a patient.
Had he worked hard, he might have passed. Had he worked hard, he would have passed.
With the help of dictionary, you may learn new words easily. With the help of a dictionary, you can learn new words easily.
I was afraid that if I asked him again he could refuse it. I was afraid that if I asked him again, he might refuse it.
He was working hard so that he should get good marks. He was working hard, so that he might get good marks.
When would you accompany me to Kolkata? When will you accompany me to Kolkata?
He played with me when he was a boy. He used to play with me when he was a boy.

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