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modal verbs - which one to choose

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modal verbs - which one to choose

Postby Ultra » Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:35 pm

We ____ meat but we have already had this week.
a) are able to have; b) can have; c) are to have ; d) may have; e) all the above variants are wrong.

Variant b) and d) seems to me both quite possible. Then what shall I choose?


I thought you __2__ like a change?
2. a) could; b) can; c) might; d) may; e) all the above variants are wrong

would is the only variant possible? so the answer is e), isn't it?
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Re: modal verbs - which one to choose

Postby Alan » Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:33 am

We ____ meat but we have already had this week.
a) are able to have; b) can have; c) are to have ; d) may have; e) all the above variants are wrong.

Variant b) and d) seems to me both quite possible. Then what shall I choose?
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(d), whether interpreted as denoting speculation or permission, is unlikely. (b) is probably the intended answer.

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I thought you __2__ like a change?
2. a) could; b) can; c) might; d) may; e) all the above variants are wrong

would is the only variant possible? so the answer is e), isn't it?[/quote]

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(c) fits here. (N.B. No question mark is needed.)
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