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