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Category: Modal verbs

Can, could or be able to?

Put each verb in brackets into a suitable verb form with an appropriate modal verb.

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Please use short forms e.g. haven't instead of have not in negative statements and use long forms in positive statements e.g. I am instead of I'm.

1. This place is so disgusting. I (not live) here.2. The bag was very heavy, but I (lift) it anyway.3. I (hear) his speech very well during yesterday's meeting.4. I'm afraid I (not visit) you tomorrow. I'm going away.5. I'm so tired. I won't (work).6. I (not lend) you so much money.7. (you hear) me now?8. I'm sure she (pass) the exam tomorrow.9. I (see) some rare species of animals when I was in Africa.10. They wanted to rob us, but we (escape).11. I'd like to (play) football as well as Mark.12. Kate is very smart. She (speak) three languages.13. I'm so tired that I (sleep) for weeks.14. You (borrow) my car. I'm not using it now.15. When I was a child, I (not drive) a car.