Exercises: modal verbs

Ejercicios de verbos modales XII

Completa las siguientes oraciones con el verbo modal que corresponda entre: 'can', 'could', 'be allowed to', 'will be able to'.

1 It was really noisy so I hear what she was saying.

It was really noisy so I couldn't hear what she was saying.

2 My parents were very strict so I go on holiday with my friends.

My parents were very strict so I was not (wasn't) able to go on holiday with my friends.

3 It's raining, we play basketball.

It's raining, we can't play basketball.

4 You go to the party because your father didn't lend you his car.

You couldn't go to the party because your father didn't lend you his car.

5 I never go to the pool because I swim.

I never go to the pool because I can't swim.

6 My aunt surf until he was twenty.

My aunt was not (wasn't) able to surf until he was twenty.

7 You haven't drive your father's car since you got a flat tire.

You haven't been allowed to drive your father's car since he got a flat tire.

8 He understand Italian but he speak it.

He could/was able to understand Italian but he couldn't/wasn't able to speak it.

9 Why should scientists do any experiments they want?

Why should scientists be allowed to do any experiments they want?

10 You go out tonight, you have an exam tomorrow.

You can't/aren't allowed to go out tonight, you have an exam tomorrow.