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Par : ypanier
Publié : 5 octobre 2007

Modal Auxiliaries

Checkpoint : Modal auxiliaries

Checkpoint : Modal auxiliaries

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

A) MIGHT, MAY, MUST, WILL, CAN'T: la probabilité
– Ils sont tous suivi d'une base verbale.
– -> ex: I must make a loan to buy this car.
– Pour commenter une action, on peut le combiner avec l'aspect be+ing.
– -> ex: He may be buying a car.
– Pour exprimer le passé, ils sont suivi de Have + participe passé.
– -> I may have spent too much.
– On ne peut pas utiliser deux auxiliaires modaux de suite. Il faut trouver un équivalent.
– -> ex : I may be allowed to have £200 overdraft.
– Il faut donc identifier le temps utilisé dans la phrase d'origine pour utiliser la forme adéquate après le modal.

Exercice: Réecris les énoncés en utilisant le modal proposé.
1. She probably borrows some money from her father.
-> She some money from her father.
2. Perhaps they know why you've become addicted to shopping.
-> They why you've become addicted to shopping.
3. I think she is doing window shopping with her friends in High Street shops.
-> She window shopping with her friends in High Street shops.
4. I don't believe they are buying another luxurious car.
-> They another luxurious car.
5. We can guess she has bought a lot of things in Oxford Street.
-> She a lot of things in Oxford Street.
6. I suppose they have found a customer.
-> They a custumer.
7. I'm sure she can't spend anymore money.
-> She more money.
8. Maybe you can lend me some money.
-> You me some money.