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Choose the sentence closest in meaning to the sentence given.

Choose the correct word or phrase underlined in each sentence.

a) Look at those clouds. I think it can/might/must rain.

b) This is impossible! It can't be/ mustn't be/may not be the answer.

c) Well done! You may be/must be/might be very pleased!

d) Iíve no idea where Jane is. She could be/must be anywhere!

e) I suppose it's possible. I might/can/must come to your party.

f) Iím not sure. I must not/may not be able to get there in time.

g) That can't be/mustn't be/may not be David. He hasn't got a bike.

h) Lisa isn't here yet. She can be/must be on her way.

i) There's someone at the door. It can be/could be the postman.

j) Sorry, I can't come/may not out. I have to do my homework.

2 Rewrite each sentence, using can, can't, might or must, and beginning and ending as shown.

a) Helen is really good at swimming. Helen ...can swim really.... well.

b) It's possible that our team will win. Our team.......................... win.

c) I'm sure this isn't the right road. This............................. the right road.

d) I'm sure you work very hard! You..................................... very hard.

e) Carol isn't allowed to come to our party. Carol.................... to our party.

f) It's possible that I'll see you tomorrow, but I'm not sure. I.................., but I'm not sure.

g) I'm afraid that your teacher is unable to come today. I'm afraid that........................ today.

h) I'm sure it's very hot here in summer. It...................................... here in summer.

i) Excuse me, is it all right if I open the window? Excuse me, .................... the window?

j) I suppose you are Mrs Perry. How do you do? You ........... Mrs Perry. How do you do?

Decide whether each pair of sentences have a similar meaning, or whether they are different. Write S for same or D for different.

a) You'd better go. You should go.

b) You don't have to press this button. You mustn't press this button.

c) You should have a rest. You ought to have a rest.

d) You must be crazy! You should be crazy!

e) You must be here before 8.30. You have to be here before 8.30.

f) You mustn't do that! You don't have to do that!

g) You shouldn't eat so much. You ought not to eat so much.

h) We have to work harder. We must work harder.

i) I'd better write my letters. I must write my letters.

j) I ought to leave now. I have to leave now.

Rewrite each sentence so that it has a similar meaning and contains the word given.

a) It would be a good idea for you to see a dentist. ought

b) It's not necessary for us to go to school tomorrow. have

c) I'm sure that isn't John, because he's in Paris. be

d) Perhaps Ann is at home. be

e) You ought to wear a warm coat today. had

f) It's possible that I'll be late. may

g) I wouldn't go skiing if I were you. think

Choose the sentence closest in meaning to the sentence given.

a) It's possible that we'll know the answers tomorrow.



A. We may know all the answers tomorrow. B. We should know all the answers tomorrow.

b) I don't think you should ring him now. It's rather late.

A. You might not ring him now. It's rather late. B. You'd better not ring him now. It's rather late.

c) You needn't come if you don't want to.

A. You won't come if you don't want to. B. You don't have to come if you don't want to.

d) I think it's wrong for you to work so hard.

A. You don't have to work so hard. B. You shouldn't work so hard.

e) Perhaps these are the keys.

A. These might be the keys. B. These must be the keys.

f) I know. Why don't we go out to eat instead?

A. I know. We must go out to eat instead. B. I know. We could go out to eat instead.

g) It would be quite wrong for us to lock the cat in the house for a week.

A. We'd better not lock the cat in the house for a week. B. We can't lock the cat in the house for a week.

h) It's possible that the decision will be announced next week.

A. The decision might be announced next week. B. The decision will be announced next week.

i) Although I try hard, I can never solve The Times crossword.

A. Try as I may, I can never solve The Times crossword. B. Try as I can, I may never solve The Times crossword.


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