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?
. 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?
Is John coming by bus?
He should, but he
. He likes riding his bike.
Isn’t that your teacher over there?
be him. I am sure he doesn’t wear glasses.
What do you think?
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