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    Modal Verbs

    1. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first using the word in brackets. Donít change this word. Write between two and five words.

    1. Itís not possible that you are right. (be)
    You____canít be_____right.

    2. Maybe we wont need and umbrella today. (might)
    We________might not need_________an umbrella today.

    3. itís possible that Annie tried to phone but Iím not sure. (may)
    Annie _________may have tried to phone______ but Iím not sure.

    4. Iím sure you were delighted when you heard the news. (have)
    You _________had to be delighted__________ when you heard the news.

    5.it would have been a good idea to tell me youíd changed your mind. (told)
    You___________should have told___________youíd changed your mind.

    6. it was a mistake to drink so mucn last night. (have)
    I ___________shouldnít have to drink_________so much last night.

    7. it was a mistake not to bring sandwiches because Iím starving now. (have)
    I________should have broughít_sandwiches_____because Iím starving now.

    8. it wasnít necessary to make so much food but I did. (made)
    I _________neednít have made_________ so much food.

    9. Iím almost certain it wasnít Jim. (have)
    It __________could not have been_______Jim.

    10. Iím not sure but I think the weather will change in the next few days. (may)
    The weather_______may change_________in the next few days.

    11.Iím pretty sure that sheís driving home Ė her car isnít here. (be)
    She ________canít be__________ home Ė her car isnít here.

    12.i donít know Ė maybe George didnít phone earlier. (have)
    George_______might not have phoned__________earlier.

    13. you look tired and red in the face so I assume youíve been running. (must)
    You look tired and red in the face so you_______must have been running____.

    14.Iím sure he isnít English because he has a slight foreign accent. (be)
    He_________canít be English_______because he has a slight foreign accent.

    15. itís possible that Susan is lying. (be)
    Susan______might be lying________.

    16. he probably isnít at home now. (be)
    He______might not be_______at home now.


    2. Correct the mistakes in the use of modals.



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    Smile Re: Modal Verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by dado1 View Post
    1. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first using the word in brackets. Don’t change this word. Write between two and five words.

    1. It’s not possible that you are right. (be)
    You____can’t be_____right.

    2. Maybe we wont need and umbrella today. (might)
    We________might not need_________an umbrella today.

    3. it’s possible that Annie tried to phone but I’m not sure. (may)
    Annie _________may have tried to phone______ but I’m not sure.

    4. I’m sure you were delighted when you heard the news. (have)
    You _________had to be delighted__________ when you heard the news. You must have been delighted when you heard the news.

    5.it would have been a good idea to tell me you’d changed your mind. (told)
    You___________should have told___________you’d changed your mind. You should have told me you'd changed your mind.

    6. it was a mistake to drink so mucn last night. (have)
    I ___________shouldn’t have to drink_________so much last night. I shouldn't have drunk so much last night.

    7. it was a mistake not to bring sandwiches because I’m starving now. (have)
    I________should have brough’t_sandwiches_____because I’m starving now. I should have brought sandwiches, because I'm starving now.

    8. it wasn’t necessary to make so much food but I did. (made)
    I _________needn’t have made_________ so much food.

    9. I’m almost certain it wasn’t Jim. (have)
    It __________could not have been_______Jim.

    10. I’m not sure but I think the weather will change in the next few days. (may)
    The weather_______may change_________in the next few days.

    11.I’m pretty sure that she’s driving home – her car isn’t here. (be)
    She ________can’t be__________ home – her car isn’t here. She must be driving home - her car isn't here.

    12.i don’t know – maybe George didn’t phone earlier. (have)
    George_______might not have phoned__________earlier.

    13. you look tired and red in the face so I assume you’ve been running. (must)
    You look tired and red in the face so you_______must have been running____.

    14.I’m sure he isn’t English because he has a slight foreign accent. (be)
    He_________can’t be English_______because he has a slight foreign accent.

    15. it’s possible that Susan is lying. (be)
    Susan______might be lying________.

    16. he probably isn’t at home now. (be)
    He______might not be_______at home now.

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    Smile Re: Modal Verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by dado1 View Post


    2. Correct the mistakes in the use of modals.
    1.
    2. had to take
    3.
    4. couldn't do
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8. would tell

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    Re: Modal Verbs

    Thanks a lot

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