Modal verbs can and would

Exercises

Form

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most modal verbs are followed by the

infinitive without to
I canhelp Aou.
wouLd l,ike is followed by the infinitive
with to
I'dlike to have Lwtch at 1.o0.
modal verbs do not use do in questions or
don't in the negative

Can she use a computer?
We cArt't come on Tuesday.
modal verbs do not take s in the third
person singular
Good food canbe expenswe.
Can has the following uses.
ability
I can cook.
Theg cant't speal< Gennan.
possibility
We can meet at tlrc restatLTant.
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carl't

conxe next week.

requests

Can you heLp me, 7:Lease?
or could to be more polite
Could I hate the biIL, pl.ease?

Uark the sentences P (possibility)

or A (ability).
David can speak Japanese. I
It can be very hot in summer. I
This car can do 200 kilometres per hour.
I'm sorry - I can't cook. E
I can't see you tomorrow - I'm busy. I

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lJse can and the promPts.

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we /have I the billz
you I please I bring I the menu?
Anna / play I the guitar?

Where lllbuy /busticketsz
the engin eers I design / a new modelz
When I they / start / workz

Wite

offers or requests.
Use would or 'd and the promPts.
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/ like I a table for four / please
you llike / to sit by the window?
you llike / a drink to start withr
we llike / some water / please
I / like I thebill I please
how I you / like I To pay?

we

Woul.d is used for polite offers and requests.
Would you Like cofee?
f d F I would) like to reser\te a tabLe for tornght.
Note:

d Inke coffee. (request)
ILike cof,ee. (general comment)

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