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Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of one of the following periphrastic modals.

be able to

have to

be allowed to

=can

=need to

=have permission to

Note: Some of the verbs will be negative.


1. During rush hour, this bus runs every 10 minutes. However, if you get here later in
the evening, you might __________ wait 15 or 20 minutes.
2. He was a little bit late because he __________________ find the room where the
meeting was.
3. When she was little, she __________________ take Muni by herself because her
mother was afraid something might happen to her.
4. a. Yesterday I _________ wait 45 minutes for the bus!
b. Are you kidding? Thats ridiculous! Its supposed to come every 15 minutes.
a. I know. And it was raining, too, and I got soaking wet. I was so
mad!
5. a. Hi, honey. Its me.
b. Im sorry, can you speak up? I cant hear you.
a. Its me. Look, I dont think Ill ___________________ make it
home by 5:30. Im stuck in a traffic jam on the bridge.
6. When you fly, you ______________________ by most airlines to take more than
) any additional luggage.
two pieces of carry-on luggage. You have to check (

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of one of the following periphrastic modals.
be able to

have to

be allowed to

=can

=need to

=have permission to

Note: Some of the verbs will be negative.


1. During rush hour, this bus runs every 10 minutes. However, if you get here later in
the evening, you might __________ wait 15 or 20 minutes.
2. He was a little bit late because he __________________ find the room where the
meeting was.
3. When she was little, she __________________ take Muni by herself because her
mother was afraid something might happen to her.
4. a. Yesterday I _________ wait 45 minutes for the bus!
b. Are you kidding? Thats ridiculous! Its supposed to come every 15 minutes.
a. I know. And it was raining, too, and I got soaking wet. I was so
mad!
5. a. Hi, honey. Its me.
b. Im sorry, can you speak up? I cant hear you.
a. Its me. Look, I dont think Ill ___________________ make it
home by 5:30. Im stuck in a traffic jam on the bridge.
6. When you fly, you ______________________ by most airlines to take more than
two pieces of carry-on luggage. You have to check (
) any additional luggage.

95e50327 Roland Trego 03/10/2006 revised 5/25/2014 11:00 AM