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  1. Smilee
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    Correct me, please

    It's necessary to delete incorrect modal verbs:
    a. We ..... now but we can if we want. ( mustn't pay/don't have to pay/ haven't got to pay)
    We mustn't pay now but we can if we want.
    b. I ... my laptop, so I left it at the office. (needn't take/didn't need to take/needn't have taken)
    I needn't have taken my laptop, so I left it at the office.
    c. We ..... if we'd known he wasn't coming in today. (didn't need to wait/mustn't wait/needn't have waited)
    We didn't need to wait if we'd known he wasn't coming in today. (didn't need to wait/mustn't wait/needn't have waited)
    d. When I was a student, I.... for hours on end. ('d study/would have studied/used to study)
    When I was a student, I would have studied (actions in the past, things that happened some years ago) for hours on end.
    When I was a student, I 'd study (as a habit) for hours on end.
    e. I .... quite left-wing, but I've become more conservative. (used to be/would be/must have been)
    I must have been quite left-wing, but I've become more conservative.
    f. She..... by now-it’s after twelve. (should have left/’ll have left/won’t have left)
    She won’t have left by now-it’s after twelve.
    g. I took my driving test three times before I.... pass (could/was able to/managed to)
    I took my driving test three times before I could pass


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    Re: Correct me, please

    I think you need to look at all of them again - only one is correct.

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