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Modalverben – Questions on special auxiliary verbs ‘dürfen’, ‘können’, ‘mögen’, ‘müssen’, ‘sollen’, ‘wollen’

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Imperfekt vs Perfekt with modal verbs

I understand that in narrative/non-spoken speech the Perfekt is much more common than the Präteritum. But I'm not sure to what extent this applies with dealing with modal verbs. For example: Leider ...
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