Elementary and lower intermediate level esl Commonly confused verbs: can-may worksheet Author: K5 Learning Subject: Grade 3 Verbs Worksheet: Commonly confused verbs: can-may Keywords: verbs, can, may, grammar, grade 3, worksheet, english Created Date: 3/26/2019 7:36:33 AM j�a�,9�KЗ�Y�,;��o!��^�x�y�y�y�y�y�y�y�y�y�y�y�y�x���Y�j��)��i7_3��bL���\b"��_�4N&U��� ; I can speak Chinese. to say that someone has permission in a formal way: Students may travel for free. He could run faster when he was younger. Do you think it may rain tomorrow? For pre-intermediate classes that need some extra practice with can, could, may, and might consider this practice activity. < Modal verbs are a subgroup of auxiliary verbs. startxref - It must sleep now. 6 Listen, please. Can. Next… (week, year, month, etc.) O��Q��F���ޑ �� )CP�(ECjC�DO$�դNc�llz` � (Perhaps I will not go to college.) nW�����s~�,t���%�ٺ�n���Ѓ8��с\�(;e�a�f� [+��*-���e9�笜M$;�W���6F>j]�#�w���=;�UC C ouldshe c .she couldn’t it it it we we we they they they Fill in the blanks below to complete the sentences. If you have run out of ideas for practicing may and might, let Busy Teacher help you. 2. Take a tour now! play baseball very well. Fill in the following sentences. <<4F8F1A12ECCD6443B156D06A018879D7>]>> 7. You can do the exercises online or download the worksheet as pdf. 2. Group: Language Arts Language Arts Quizzes : Topic: Grammar : CAN - MAY - MUST. 0000000016 00000 n You can / may go when you have finished.. 5. Practice using will, may and might to speak about the future in English! What _____ you do about it? It's quite bright. Could expresses past ability.Might expresses past possibility.. 'Maybe' is an adverb and it means the same as perhaps.It is written as one word. _____ you possibly lend me a pen, please? He _____ speak French. You may / can go home if you want to. All downloads are in PDF Format and consist of a worksheet and answer sheet to check your results. �\��|��%���zyҝ��ݪZ��(pt�b��r[;M�M���s޺����=�vW�e�a۞t�k9����Eh�4F6���_��G-2y7s�Ӆ��5��!ol�a��]���Ď�K������:G��5r�+�ݘ�p�D��m�Z could. (May/Could) 0000230796 00000 n English Exercises > tests exercises. She can dance very well. Follow the example. Use the words in the above box. You must not / cannot / should not smoke in the kitchen.. 7. (Several examples are given for speech.) Soon… Someday… This…. can, could . Modal verbs online worksheet for grade 5. play baseball very well. Conclusion: The uses of can which request permission are seldom found in edited prose. Then do these exercises to check Answers. May can also express permission. CAN / CAN'T shows ability, inability, request, permission, possibility, and inappropriateness. Example: He can hold his breath for 30 seconds. <> H�tT]o1|��X�RU1����!5"U#N�C��B 1. Choisissez entre must ou can’t: There are no lights on in her house. Would you like _____ come skating with us? English can - can't exercises. _____ you make a fire? (afternoon, week, month, etc.) I _____ do some more work on this project. No -s after he, she, it. We can learn. 3 (Could/May) ..... you open the window a bit, please? Fill in the following sentences. %%EOF 1. ������>�dw�����zg��/>���|Z�i��[=u���Gu����W�6VNc�k��lh���U9>��l2^���{�=xCހ��OƋ��mrU1��&�\��,�@�5y f���/P�x&[����>˜���� `z(��K�W�S�S�h�Z�V�h����ud�ó���g%��G03 We use might when we are not sure about something in the present or future: I might see you tomorrow. 1. Pour télécharger et imprimer en PDF gratuit cette page d’exercice en anglais, cliquez-ici ! Third, it can function in the same way as “might” or “may”, suggesting that something is a possibility. 6. May can also express permission. Future with will, may, and might. Maybe or May be - We use 'Maybe' and 'May be' to talk about possibility. If there are two auxiliaries in brackets ( ), choose the correct one. 0000169366 00000 n Can I _____ you a hand? You can try calling me tonight but I might not be home. We can use may not to refuse permission or to say that someone does not have permission, but it is formal and emphatic: You may not borrow the car until you can be more careful with it! {����[�� 3. She is in Japan. a. have leave - Wrong – you need the past participle of ‘to leave’. 1793. It´s an easy OE for students to practise the use of the modals CAN, CAN´T, MUST and MUSTN´T. Could is more polite than can. Bijan says he . Answers. May (2) Good probability We may visit Mexico this summer Must (1) Responsibility Everyone must pay taxes Must (2) Assumption She didn’t arrive.She must be sick Would (1) Past (used to) WhenI was young, I would play soccer Would (2) Present unreal I would buy the car but I can’t afford it �ꇆ��n���Q�t�}MA�0�al������S�x ��k�&�^���>�0|>_�'��,�G! stream MAY and MIGHT (Possibility) MCQ Grammar Quiz - Test - Exercise 18 Free Online English Grammar Quizzes - Tests - Exercises About MAY and MIGHT (Possibility) MCQ Grammar Quiz - Test - Exercise In negative and interrogative clauses we use can to express possibility. �����:��F���3H��#8�%N1�20:�9�I0&�21^d�f0o�>��MC� May (2) Good probability We may visit Mexico this summer Must (1) Responsibility Everyone must pay taxes Must (2) Assumption She didn’t arrive.She must be sick Would (1) Past (used to) WhenI was young, I would play soccer Would (2) Present unreal I would buy the car but I can’t afford it Example: He may hold his breath for 30 seconds. He . n�3ܣ�k�Gݯz=��[=��=�B�0FX'�+������t���G�,�}���/���Hh8�m�W�2p[����AiA��N�#8$X�?�A�KHI�{!7�. H�\�AO�0���>��M�u��JЂ��D��ɶ/ҫ�����dHXJ�Y�lf�����6v���R��t�.�I��%5��z좛���k5��S=��Ļ�y��6zWU>{�������z���j����|�w�>�]�៞4�~�W+��� 4. May I have a diet soda? He _____ speak French. You can / may sit down if you want. I can learn. OUR OTHER WEBSITES: EnglishLiteracySite.com (ENGLISH) BusinessEnglishSite.com (ENGLISH) ESLPDF.com (ENGLISH) EnglishForMyJob.com (ENGLISH) 3. 0000003388 00000 n 0000230919 00000 n May, can, and will are words that express modality, and are called modals. A dog can run. ; Possibility We also use can to talk about possibility. ACTIVITY SUGGESTION Use this quiz either as a pre-activity diagnostic tool, or as a post-activity evaluative assessment. Worksheets - handouts. I could run. H���yTSw�oɞ����c [���5la�QIBH�ADED���2�mtFOE�.�c��}���0��8�׎�8G�Ng�����9�w���߽��� �'����0 �֠�J��b� 1 They (can/might) be away for the weekend but I'm not sure. Exercise on how to use can, could, may and might to ask permission or offer something. There are four activities with different levels of difficulty and a short grammar explanation. Can I _____ you a hand? In this quiz, you will decide if "can" or "may" would be the correct word to us in a sentence. I ask you something? Can vs. May. Ability We use can/could to describe ability, and we use can’t/couldn’t to describe absence of ability.. She could play the piano very well. �x������- �����[��� 0����}��y)7ta�����>j���T�7���@���tܛ�`q�2��ʀ��&���6�Z�L�Ą?�_��yxg)˔z���çL�U���*�u�Sk�Se�O4?׸�c����.� � �� R� ߁��-��2�5������ ��S�>ӣV����d�`r��n~��Y�&�+`��;�A4�� ���A9� =�-�t��l�`;��~p���� �Gp| ��[`L��`� "A�YA�+��Cb(��R�,� *�T�2B-� 2 �ŧNR9#qaW���ʈ��a@�_PA�%�2zH��nR�EY� �M�e1�&v,s�U(I=��)���5{�7����&��Ko���@ ˤ��Y�M�kp_�"@s��7��ϭ#��$u&)����V�ٶ�/c`S'V��%�1��OW����t� ��s��9��Y�g�_�6�戦��r�Y�;:�r c�ؤh�~��(���K\�?�?�M�!��ċ�l����K�}�zϼ[Q#�-!�nL��—�����(g,2��0+}��[���"�!�iNi{��!D};U�>�s�r�����L� ԧO��Β� ��b2 CAN or MUST . can, could, to be able to, Auxiliaries, Modals in English, Exercises. Could / could 6. can 7. can’t 8. I may forget. That sounds much too cheap. Also see: Can Can't Exercises Can Can't Exercises 2 Can vs Could Exercises Modal Verbs Examples: a. I can speak English. May, Might and Could Anna Grammar Worksheet - May, Might and Could - Intermediate english-to-go.com An Intermediate Grammar Worksheet from Anna Grammar™ May or might are modal auxiliary verbs. I can hear footsteps in the flat upstairs, so there be someone there. s r s rf ��'�O�� ?�~�z���&\�׍�ʭ3�w?5�������z��E������� ��Ɛ Can / can 3. couldn’t / can 4. couldn’t 5. Worksheets - handouts. 2. Fill in the blanks with can, could, may or might. Grammar snacks: Can, could and would - exercises Watch the video … Here is a list of the modal auxiliary verbs: May: “May ” is used to express permission or possibility. 4. talk to customers yesterday as he was a bit nervous. 01 can - exercises 02 can grammar exercises 03 can - negative form 04 Can and can't 05 can - questions 06 'can' matching exercise 07 questions with can 08 questions with can 09 mixed exercises can 10 Can negatives and questions. Can / could - exercises. May I have a diet soda? Would you _____ if I closed the window? 6. English Exercises > modals exercises. C will can't. You can / may ask whatever questions you have.. 6. May and Might A modal auxiliary verb is used to modify the mood of a verb. 5. Can I _____ you something to drink? May or might can be used to say that something is possible or probable now or in the future (may / might + base form of verb).We are not certain that something will happen, but it is a possibility. Can I _____ you something to drink? Exercise 1; Pune cursorul pe text pentru a vedea traducerea. It can also be used to give or request permission, although this usage is becoming less common. change her mind. Video: may / might. If you want to ask a question with might / may, use: How do you think the weather might be tomorrow? I drive. The modal takes the tense while the main verb remains in its dictionary form. _____ you possibly lend me a pen, please? �r����m�e^dt��~�� �QIII����%4�� In this example “ may” is used to express the possibility of me becoming a doctor in the future. You can learn. Worksheets - handouts. May can also mean might or perhaps. 1 They (can/might) ..... be away for the weekend but I'm not sure. You can do the exercises online or download the worksheet as pdf. Can / can't - worksheets, pdf exercises, printable handouts, grammar lessosn. Examples: I can run. "May" is a modal verb most commonly used to express possibility. Further explanations and exercises; How are modal verbs used in English? A multi-level English curriculum featuring cartoon animated videos, engaging games, interactive tests and a progress tracker. May Might & Can . 0000004544 00000 n The worksheet has three similar practice activities with answer keys for each section so be sure to make copies of the right pages. Adan and her mother . Fill in the blanks with can, could, may or might. I might be going out with my parents. When I was a child, I could play whenever I wanted to. 3. (request) a) could b) should c) would Complete the sentences with correct verb. I hope you find it useful. 0000109158 00000 n Margaret doesn't like field sports, but I . You may be right, but I would still like to check.. 3. 0000005446 00000 n Can - Cannot www.grammar.cl A) Fill the spaces with an appropriate word to make sentences. When you use other tenses you have to replace them. First, it can replace “can” and give the phrase a more conditional tone. Can, Could, May and Might Exercise Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Complete the following sentences using can or can't. **Note: We do not use might or may with the main verb in a question. Can / can't - exercises Can - intermediate level Home. May, can, and will are words that express modality, and are called modals. b. to have left - Wrong – ‘to’ is not used after a modal. Auxiliary verbs esl. - She may go there. Index of contents. Can Exercises ¨Can ¨ or ¨can´t¨? Levels of Difficulty : Elementary Intermediate Advanced . I might run. The negative of can is “could not” or the contraction “couldn’t”. Example: May I have a glass of water? @>�r�@���D�*)�cj�@a It´s an easy OE for students to practise the use of the modals CAN, CAN´T, MUST and MUSTN´T. Students may not wear jeans. 5. d. can - Wrong – 'can' is not normally used to talk about the past. 0000230067 00000 n The negative of may is “may not”. The continuous form is may / might + be + verb-ing. a) should b) may c) can 4. endstream endobj 76 0 obj <>stream Her dad only speaks English. (May/Could) 2 You (may/might) ..... leave now if you wish. They can learn. CHECK ANSWERS (Your answers will be displayed in a new window) Back to list of exercises. Here is a list of the modal auxiliary verbs: May: “May ” is used to express permission or possibility. 2. c. can’t - Wrong – you need a modal which shows that the speaker is not certain. endstream endobj 64 0 obj <>/Metadata 61 0 R/Pages 60 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 65 0 obj <>/ColorSpace<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/ExtGState<>>>/Type/Page>> endobj 66 0 obj <> endobj 67 0 obj [/ICCBased 76 0 R] endobj 68 0 obj <> endobj 69 0 obj <>stream A. can - can't can - can't exercises. Downloadable worksheets: Weird Laws - Pairwork - must, have to, allowed to, can´t etc. 63 0 obj <> endobj [Modals can be used alone in response to a question. b. The negative of may or might is may not or might not. 3. modals exercise. PDF Worksheets: 1 / 2 / 3. She said I could come as often as I liked. 0000059060 00000 n I hope you find it useful. ; Children can’t concentrate for long periods of time. 3. Auxiliary verbs exercises elementary, intermediate and adavanced level esl. He can speak English. 4. Can, Could, May and Might Exercise Use one of the modal verbs in brackets to fill each gap. Could expresses past ability.Might expresses past possibility.. The word can means to be able to. Grammar snacks: Can, could and would - exercises Watch the video and read the conversation between Sophie and Mei. 0000005199 00000 n Wrong! www.autoenglish.org Written by Bob Wilson ©Robert Clifford McNair Wilson 2007 Answers 1B 2A 3C 4A 5A 6B 7C 8C 9A 10B ... 1B 2A 3C 4A 5A 6B 7C 8C 9A 10B. He can / may take some rest if he is tired. Due to their subjective meaning, they are an essential part of the English language and are used very frequently. Questions with 'can' Make questions Mixed exercises 'can' mixed exercises Can: negative and questions 00 can - grammar rules 01 can - exercises 02 can grammar exercises 03 can - negative form 04 Can and can't 05 can - questions 06 'can' matching exercise 07 questions with can 08 questions with can 09 mixed exercises can 10 Can negatives and questions May and might - modal verbs exercises. > Other English exercises on the same topic: Modals [Change theme] > Similar tests: - Modal : may/might - Placement test 1 - Modal can (video) - Modal verb : must / have to - Modal : can/could - Must / Have to - Modal verbs - Modal verbs > Double-click on words you don't understand Sometimes can is used with this meaning. Correct! Today….. Tomorrow…. trailer Write the phrases in brackets in their correct forms into the gaps. I _____ swim a hundred meters. 0000002799 00000 n Can / Could you lend me some pounds until tomorrow? Although, traditionally, can has meant “to be able” and may has meant “to be permitted” or to express possibility, both can and may are commonly used interchangeably in respect to permission. ��w�G� xR^���[�oƜch�g�`>b���$���*~� �:����E���b��~���,m,�-��ݖ,�Y��¬�*�6X�[ݱF�=�3�뭷Y��~dó ���t���i�z�f�6�~`{�v���.�Ng����#{�}�}��������j������c1X6���fm���;'_9 �r�:�8�q�:��˜�O:ϸ8������u��Jq���nv=���M����m����R 4 � speak four languages but he . The negative of may is “may not”. You You He can He can’t She could She couldn’t It It We We They They Yes, No, I drive? 0000002511 00000 n he can’t. In some cases, they are both possible. By ag23 There is an explanation and there are 4 exercises. Modal verbs don't have a past form (except can) and a past participle (3 rd form). 0000003275 00000 n _____ you make a fire? Correct! Her dad only speaks English. 3. 20 question sentences with Answer Key on Page 2 Level: Beginner to Elementary Time: Approx 15 minutes. Modals can, may and must, paraphrase these modals and do both kinds of negation. Modal verbs: worksheets, printable exercises pdf, handouts to print. Video: actions can 0000186232 00000 n modals exercise. �;3l˽�>��aϚ�s��U��M�]�����p4�NZ n7�,�*p�1(̂/��q@�(,Ol_S}�X�T:�N%H�3 1. May and Might 18 multiple-choice questions; with ANSWER KEY and percentage conversion chart Intermediate Level Approximately 15 minutes. You can leave early today. Les réponses se trouvent en bas de page. Can and could are used to express ability or capacity.May and might are used to express possibility in affirmative clauses. endstream endobj 72 0 obj <> endobj 73 0 obj <> endobj 74 0 obj <> endobj 75 0 obj <>stream 英语在线练习. Would you like _____ come skating with us? Can and could are used to express ability or capacity.May and might are used to express possibility in affirmative clauses. 1 They (can/might) be away for the weekend but I'm not sure. The most common modal verbs are can, may and must. Either could be used here. I can’t come to the party next week. 0000001653 00000 n 1. 7. 0000188676 00000 n I could have married her, if I had wanted to. Can - can't exercises. ���� GRAMMAR WORKSHEET ALL Things Grammar Grammar Focus ‘can’ and ‘could’ Level Lower Intermediate ANSWER KEY My Notes 1. couldn’t 2. Can / can't - present simple exercises elementary and lower intermediate level esl 0000177463 00000 n Grammar Worksheet Can and Could. FREE Download. modals exercise. 2. Follow the example. Download the PDF file by clicking on the gold button below! 1. This grammar section explains English Grammar in a clear and simple way. {J���5�R���f���.#�.�] It looks nice, but it might be very expensive. Can you turn down the volume, please?. Example: I may become a doctor. She have gone out. 0000208630 00000 n shouldn't can't. 2. 3. 8. 4 He (can/could) ..... be French, judging by his accent. x�b```b``�g`e`�gb@ !6v�� w�2�``����� b�`���$�9ED74���ڙ��}E�f⫐�wy��6�el);:i�랬� From his accent, he could be from Toronto.. 8. The students asked if they could go home early. serve like a pro a couple of years ago. It _____ run. Ask permission or offer to do something. Learnenglishfeelgood.com ESL RESOURCES topic: Basic Modals Exercise 1 For each sentence, choose the modal (should, can, must) that is most appropriate.NB: In American English, “must” often sounds old-fashioned and/or bossy - it’s more It´s good for revising this grammar topic. Modality is the expression of subjectivity. N'��)�].�u�J�r� Task No. ��M4_v�B j��XeHV�Q�\w����2b>�.�0h�U0#�S�>�����.�?K��M[��?�`���2 T�����,�cCh�b���q���+d��ݒ���D�x��0Z�E��ouߨ��u'}�n�/,4��O�5�i��d�� �e!���E��uN���3�-=v;+P��dE6�H�!�q�s��,CF\�C��y���=߷�ϸ��Wh��kwܜ~E��h��64�{�ʎ��\Xg;-'����}���q���4r;�����5���CH��. Exercise: modal auxiliaries can, could, may and might 5. Wrong! 0000122107 00000 n - We use 'May be' as a modal verb in the phrase may be.They are two separate words. "F$H:R��!z��F�Qd?r9�\A&�G���rQ��h������E��]�a�4z�Bg�����E#H �*B=��0H�I��p�p�0MxJ$�D1��D, V���ĭ����KĻ�Y�dE�"E��I2���E�B�G��t�4MzN�����r!YK� ���?%_&�#���(��0J:EAi��Q�(�()ӔWT6U@���P+���!�~��m���D�e�Դ�!��h�Ӧh/��']B/����ҏӿ�?a0n�hF!��X���8����܌k�c&5S�����6�l��Ia�2c�K�M�A�!�E�#��ƒ�d�V��(�k��e���l ����}�}�C�q�9 serve like a pro a couple of years ago. I may not go to college next year. DoubleConcept Modal Modal Concept Examples May (1) Permission May I come in? He . _____ you help me with it? Can / Could I ask you something? Free English Lesson PDF Download. Exercise: modal auxiliaries can, could, may and might 5. endstream endobj 70 0 obj <> endobj 71 0 obj <>stream Index of contents. Any future time can be used with will, may and might. Can / could - exercises. In negative and interrogative clauses we use can to express possibility. Below are some words that might be used or indicate use of will, may and/or might. GsG��g}�AJ�g���g�<1�Dp�����/&���7욝e�?�⬢��{g�U �fEZ/��Y&@Bv�1!Ӡ4WVYp�q��A�f7�q��M?WyQ����a�X-��+�a�)�rQ�8/��"´3��]��s���bY���r���mv�6���ԎZ����P 0000005949 00000 n Examples: He can learn. It may rain in the afternoon. 4 0 obj �_����B����~0z�SŰX�%�|��f���*����'0�a���4���ԁ5��������n��P� �|�y׵H�� ��Lv����'�,.d`��y��/ ^` ��L In general, this use of can belongs in speech, reported or fictional. He could borrow my car, if she asked. 0000001554 00000 n 0000208279 00000 n You could have finished earlier if you wanted. )Ӎ�^���؆�fM���i�ұ�4���[Dz�{oc�T�\閸&��W�+������k�Kr ���95rjK�`Gv`!ؓ=xC�$�̷ȷ̴ȴ̴ȴ̴ȴ̴ȴ[�LG���Z�Z�{��%�K� p� May and Might A modal auxiliary verb is used to modify the mood of a verb.

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