Modal Expressions: can, could, may, might, will

Choose the most appropriate modal auxiliary for each sentence.

Choose the most appropriate modal auxiliary for each sentence.

  1. Don’t worry, Mr. Westmond, I promise, I will  pick up the documents from the ministry first thing tomorrow morning.
  2. I could  type very fast when I was in college. I’m much slower now.
  3. I’m sorry, Mrs. Martinez, the rules state that you may  visit your uncle in Ohio, but you can’t stay longer than six months.
  4. I don’t know if I can, but I might  go to Toronto next week.
  5. If you come to visit us next summer, you can  stay in the guesthouse.
  6. Jane usually takes two courses each semester, but this semester he said he might  try to take three.
  7. If Ashot looks out his back window, he can  see the Caspian Sea.
  8. When Jack was younger, he could  ride 30 km on his bicycle in an afternoon.
  9. If you want to, you can  have a swim in the pool before dinner.
  10. Next week I may  take a trip into the Sonora Desert.
  11. The exam might  be easy. You never know.
  12. I might go to the party but I’m not sure yet.
  13. She can’t steal things from shops. She’s rich and famous.
  14. He can’t be from the USA. He doesn’t speak English.

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