Modals: May, Can, Could & Would




Modals: May, Can, Could & Would

Use the appropriate modal May, Can, Could or Would to complete the sentences below.
Examples: Jessica could speak three languages before she was 8 years old.
May I have some more wine please?
I would love to have dinner with you this weekend.




  1. I'm very sorry but Hesther and I come to your party on Saturday. 
  2. Mary, you like to have dinner with me on Friday? Yes, I like that very much.
  3. I was extremely tired but I just (negative) fall asleep at all last night.
  4. I showed my medical charts to Dr. Drey so he diagnose the problem and recommend a treatment.   
  5. I have a glass of red wine please? Of course Madam, you like to have it with your dinner?
  6. you like some more tea? No, thank you grandma, I ( negative ) drink another drop. I'm full!
  7. Nikoma cook very well. She is famous for her crawfish pie and barbecue chicken.
  8. Hey Terry, you like to grab a beer after work? Sure Jim,  Tiffany and Vanessa come along as well?
  9. Where's mom? I don't know but she have gone shopping.  you like to call her cell phone?  
  10. My husband ( negative ) mind if you borrow the lawnmower.
  11. Sergio go to Ireland for a sales meeting next week. you reschedule his meetings?
  12. Welcome to the Paris Hilton. How I help you?  I like to reserve a rooms for the night please.
  13. you understand Arabic? If you do, you translate this letter for me?
  14. I am going to Disneyland this weekend. Do you think I borrow your video camera?
  15. you please be quiet? I'm trying to study and I ( negative ) concentrate when you shout!
  16. I borrow your pen please? Mine doesn't work.
  17. I heard the new curry restaurant serves wonderful food.   you like to go there for dinner this weekend?  
  18. I asked Teresa to help me but she ( negative ) do anything for me.
  19. we have two tickets to Milan please? Sure,  you like to be in the smoking or non-smoking section?
  20. If the patient doesn't improve, he need an operation.
  21. The newspaper announced that the daughter of the president have been kidnapped by terrorists. The police ( negative ) locate her anywhere.
  22. By the time Vincent was 20 years old, he speak 6 languages fluently.
  23. I don't like hot weather. I (negative) want to live in a country like Egypt or Algeria.
  24. My daughter ( negative )  play in the garden because it is raining.  
  25. John Burns is retiring today. He (negative)  work at the factory anymore because he's too old.