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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #8873: Modals
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    Modals


    MODALS: CAN, MAY, MUST, HAVE TO

    CAN

    MUST

    1) Ability
    I can drive

    2) Possibility
    I can come

    1) Obligation
    I must do my homework.

    2) For an opinion that you think has a good possibility of being true.
    Look at his uniform. He must be a policeman.

    MAY

    HAVE TO

    1) Probability
    She may come tomorrow.

    2) In a very polite question
    May I open the window?

    1) In the affirmative: HAVE TO has a meaning similar to MUST.
    I have to go to the school.

    2) In the negative: HAVE TO has a different meaning: 'you don't need to do that'
    It's Sunday! I don't have to go to school.




    Fill in the gaps with CAN/CAN'T, MAY/MAY NOT, MUST/MUSTN'T, HAVE TO/DON'T HAVE TO





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    JOHN: ' you come to the match this afternoon?'
    PETER: 'I'm sorry. I . I wash my father's car.'
    JOHN: 'But it's raining! Don't waste your time: you wash it! It will be cleaned by the rain!'
    PETER: 'I know, but my parents say the rain stop soon. And I go out with you tonight because I go to my grandmother's birthday party and I come back late.'







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