can, could, to be able to – Exercise

Task No. 1793

Write the phrases in brackets in their correct forms into the gaps.

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It was so quiet I   the birds singing. (can/to hear)


It was so quiet I could hear the birds singing.

  1. We the mountains yesterday, but today we can't. (can/to see)
  2. Maybe the Smiths a new house next year. (can/to build)
  3. If you try hard, you your examinations. (can/to pass)
  4. When I was five, I . (not/can/to swim)
  5. Dennis the trumpet after four months. (can/to play)
  6. Luke has passed his driving test, now he a car. (can/to drive)
  7. I to him on the phone for three weeks last month. (not/can/to speak)
  8. Alex his homework when his desk is in such a mess. (not/can/to do)
  9. They were so busy, they me. (not/can/to text)
  10. Lisa her dress. She can wear it again. (can/to clean)