Modals of Possibility and Probability with Continuous Tenses - Exercise 1
Choose the correct modal to complete the sentence.
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PERSON A: The children are very quiet. I wonder what they are up to?
PERSON B: I don't know. They __________________________________________
- are sleeping.
- could be sleeping.
- could have been sleeping.
- will have been sleeping.
I can't find my wallet. I ________________________________________________
- am leaving it at home.
- I left it at home.
- I may have left it at home.
- May I leave it at home?
PERSON A: I was raised in a large city.
PERSON B: That _________________________________________
- may have been interesting.
- must have been interesting.
- must have to be interesting.
- must be interesting.
I wanted to talk to the professor about my grade, but he wasn't in his office. I guess he ____________________________________________
- might be teaching another class.
- must have taught another class.
- was teaching another class.
- might have been teaching another class.
Bob's teenage daughter always wears pink clothing. She even painted her bedroom pink. She __________________________________
- might be liking pink.
- must to like pink.
- might like pink.
- must like pink.
____________________________ a call for you. You should check the answering machine just in case.
- There must have been
- There might have being
- There was
- There might have been
PERSON A: Many people were laughing throughout the movie.
PERSON B: It __________________________________________
- must have been very funny.
- could have been very funny.
- maybe funny.
- was funny.
Although it's sunny and dry now, I see several people carrying umbrellas. It ____________________________________________________
- might have been raining earlier.
- can't have been raining earlier.
- rained earlier.
- must have been raining earlier.
James and Betty went to Hawaii on Friday for a two week vacation. Right now, they _____________________________________
- must be relaxing on a sunny beach.
- might relax on a sunny beach.
- are relaxing on a sunny beach.
- might be relaxing on a sunny beach.
PERSON A: Where's Danny?
PERSON B: I don't know. He has an important exam tomorrow, so he _________________________________________________
- can't be studying.
- is studying.
- must be studying.