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    Modal verb

    Could you please give me the right model verb in the blank.
    Playing football ………in this park.

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    Re: Modal verb

    Quote Originally Posted by moniza View Post
    Could you please give me the right model verb in the blank.
    Playing football ………in this park.
    I don't think you can fit just a modal verb in this blank. Do you mean several words including a modal. Have you copied the sentence correctly?

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    Re: Modal verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I don't think you can fit just a modal verb in this blank. Do you mean several words including a modal. Have you copied the sentence correctly?
    Yes,
    here I've copied two more questions. ( thank you for answering)
    1. Smoking ……in his house.
    2. Didn´t you see the sign? You ----drive more than 30 miles.
    3.Playing football ………in this park.

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    Re: Modal verb

    The first and third sentences require a passive construction:

    Smoking is forbidden in this house.
    Smoking is not allowed in this house.

    Playing football is forbidden in this park.
    Playing football is not allowed in this park.

    You could change these to active constructions and use modals:
    You must not smoke in this house.
    You cannot play football in this house.

    The second sentence could be completed with must not, cannot, should not...

    Mary

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    Re: Modal verb

    Quote Originally Posted by MaryTeacher View Post
    The first and third sentences require a passive construction:

    Smoking is forbidden in this house.
    Smoking is not allowed in this house.

    Playing football is forbidden in this park.
    Playing football is not allowed in this park.

    You could change these to active constructions and use modals:
    You must not smoke in this house.
    You cannot play football in this house.

    The second sentence could be completed with must not, cannot, should not...

    Mary
    many thanks, Mary!

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