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