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Annoying modal verbs
Kiki says, lets practice modal verbs.
Sometimes you can use not just one modal verb.
Can is particularly flexible and is often used
where may fits in a more formal way
It was really annoying;
____________ get access to the data bank you had recommended.
It was so noisy that we
hear ourselves speak.
____________ I have a word with you? It won’t take long.
____________ be really difficult even though he’s nice person in general.
____________ too far. His coffee is still warm.
- must have gone
- might have gone
- can’t have gone
- needn’t have gone
____________ the difficulty together, but why didn’t you tell me?
- should face
- might face
- could have faced
- must have faced
____________ I take the book out?
I am afraid not.
____________ go on the trip with us, but she isn’t quite sure.
It is usually warm in my hometown in March, but it
____________ be rather cold sometimes.
My sister met him at the theatre last night, so he
____________ have attended your lecture.
____________ go, at least wait until the storm is over.
Might I use your car?
Yes, of course you
May I turn up the TV a little?
Sorry, you ____________ . You will wake the baby up.
Could I use your computer while you are out?
Of course you .
Must he come to sign this paper himself?
Yes, he ____________ .
Is John coming by bus?
He should, but he
____________ . He likes riding his bike.
Isn’t that your teacher over there?
No. It ____________ be him. I am sure he doesn’t wear glasses.
What do you think?
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