Complete The Sentences With Modals Can, Can’t, Could, Couldn’t:

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  • 1. 

    When Tom was 16, he was a fast runner. He ______ run 200 metres in 22 seconds.

    Explanation
    The word "could" implies that Tom had the ability or skill to run 200 meters in 22 seconds when he was 16 years old. This suggests that he was capable of running at a fast pace during that time.

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  • 2. 

    I’m afraid I _____ come to your party next Saturday.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can't" because it indicates that the speaker is unable to come to the party.

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  • 3. 

    I’m not in a hurry. I have plenty of time. I _____ wait.

    Explanation
    The word "can" is the correct answer because it indicates the ability or possibility to wait. The sentence "I have plenty of time" suggests that there is no rush or urgency, allowing the person to wait patiently.

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  • 4. 

    I was feeling terribly sick yesterday. I _____ eat anything.

    Explanation
    The word "couldn't" is the correct answer because the sentence is in the past tense and the word "couldn't" is the contraction of "could not." This indicates that the person was unable to eat anything due to feeling terribly sick.

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  • 5. 

    Can you speak loudly, please? I ____ hear you very well.

    Explanation
    The question is asking for the missing word that completes the sentence. The sentence states that the speaker is unable to hear the other person well, indicating a difficulty in hearing. Therefore, the correct answer is "can't," which is short for "cannot" and means the same thing as "unable to."

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  • 6. 

    “You look exhausted.” “Yes, I ____ sleep last night."

    Explanation
    The person is saying that they couldn't sleep last night in response to being told that they look exhausted. This implies that the lack of sleep is the reason for their tired appearance.

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