środa, 13 maja 2009

Paraphrasing 6 - Modal verbs

1. I'm sure Sylvia didn't mean what she said.
CAN'T   Sylvia ................................................... what she said.

2. I'd better start studying for my exams soon.
OUGHT   I ............................................................. for my exams soon.

3. I advise you to have your car serviced.
SHOULD   You .......................................................... car serviced.

4. We'll probably have a party for Simon's birthday.
LIKELY   It's .......................................................a party for Simon's birthday.

5. I'm sure the books are in this cupboard.
MUST   The books ................................................ cupboard.

6. It wasn't necessary for him to help me, but he did.
HAVE   He ........................................................ me.

7. It's forbidden to take your bag into the building.
MUSTN'T   You ........................................................... into the building.

8. I'm sure she understood what I was saying. 
HAVE   She ........................................................ what I was saying.

9. Perhaps Alice is at the hairdresser's.
COULD   Alice ........................................................ the hairdresser's.

10. Running in the corridors is forbidden.
ALLOWED   You ................................................. in the corridors.

11. Perhaps he took the train to work this morning.
MAY   He ......................................................... the train to work this morning.

12. It wasn't necessary for him to buy a gift, but he did.
HAVE   He ..................................................... a gift.

13. Is it possible that Jane is leaving school at the end of this week?
BE   Could ........................................................... at the end of this week?

14. It is possible that she has forgotten to call.
MAY   She ......................................................... to call.

15. It isn't necessary for you to work on Saturday.
HAVE   You ....................................................... on Saturday.

16. Let's have lunch in half an hour.
CAN   We ..................................................... in half an hour.

17. I advise you to open a bank account.
SHOULD   You ............................................. a bank account.

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Odpowiedzi:
1. can't have meant
2. ought to start studying
3. should have your
4. likely that we will have
5.  must be in this
6. needn't have helped
7. mustn't take your bag
8. must have understood
9. could be at
10. are not allowed to run
11. may have taken
12. needn't have bought
13. may have taken
14. may have forgotten
15. don't have to work
16. can have lunch
17. should open

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