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Use of English Key Word Transformation

1. We have bought more food than was necessary for the party.
NEED
We ________________________________________ so much food for the party.
2. Perhaps they rented the flat.
MAY
They ______________________________________________ the flat.
3. I dont think the Rogers have been living here long.
BEEN
The Rogers _______________________________________ here long.
4. Its prohibited to take dogs into the restaurant.
NOT
You ________________________________________ into the restaurant.
5. It wasnt necessary for Jim to accept the offer.
HAVE
Jim __________________________________________________ the offer.
6. It isnt necessary to dust the furniture. Ill do it later.
NEED
You ________________________________________ the furniture. Ill do it later.
7. Perhaps they had left before you called.
HAVE
They ________________________________________________ before you called.
8. Im sure Alan wasnt driving carelessly.
BEEN
Alan _________________________________________________ carelessly.
9. Im sure she is considering your offer.
BE
She __________________________________________ your offer.
10. It isnt necessary to cut the grass. Its still quite short.
HAVE
You ______________________________________________ the grass. Its quite short
11. Why dont you go to Canada for a holiday?
COULD
You ___________________________________________ for a holiday.
12. Shall I get you a cup of tea?
ME
Would ________________________ you a cup of tea?

Modal verbs

Use of English Key Word Transformation

13. Sue will p[probably go to see her aunt.


IS
Sue ___________________________________________ to see her aunt.
14. It would be a good idea to change your hairstyle.
BETTER
You _________________________________________ your hairstyle.
15. Why didnt anybody warn me about the strike?
HAVE
You _________________________________________about the strike.
16. Lets go to the cinema.
GOING
What __________________________________________the cinema.
17. May I read your newspaper?
MIND
Would _____________________________________________your newspaper?
18. She is likely to fail her exams.
THAT
It is _____________________________________________her exams.
19. Im sure he didnt send you this letter.
SENT
He _____________________________________________ this letter.
20. Im sure he is seeing Ruth.
BE
He ________________________________________________ Ruth.
21. Its forbidden to take pictures.
NOT
You ________________________________________ pictures.
22. It isnt necessary to feed the cats. Ive already fed them.
HAVE
You ________________________________________ the cats.
23. Its prohibited to take pets into the museum.
NOT
You ____________________________________ into the museum.
24. It isnt necessary to change the sheets. Ill do it tomorrow.
NEED
You _____________________________________________ the sheets.
25. Students arent allowed to leave the dormitory after 11 p.m.
NOT
Students ____________________________________ after 11 p.m.

Modal verbs

Use of English Key Word Transformation

Modal verbs

26. Kindergarden students neednt wear school uniforms.


HAVE
Kindergarden students ______________________________ school uniforms.
27. I prefer to arrive an hour early.
RATHER
I ________________________ an hour early.
28. He wasn't allowed to go because of his parents.
LET
His parents ____________________________________ go.
29. It was bad of you to use my mobile without my permission
OUGHT
You _______________________________________________ before you used my mobile.
30. We knew we had to arrive by nine.
NECESSARY
We knew that __________________________________ by nine.
31. They weren't allowed to stay out late when they lived with their parents.
LET
Their parents ___________________________________ stay out late when they lived at home.
32. Because of the snow, we weren't allowed to take the mountain road.
LET
Because of the snow, the police _____________________________________ the mountain road.
33. It was careless of him to go without checking the times.
OUGHT
He ______________________________________________ the times before going.
34. Dave prefers eating sandwiches to a proper meal.
RATHER
Dave _____________________________________ than a proper meal.
35. In your shoes, I'd have asked for an explanation.
OUGHT
You ______________________________________ for an explanation
36. It was necessary to warn people about the risks.
HAD
Peolple _______________________________________ about the risks.
37. I'm certain that the children were excited about the trip.
MUST
The children ____________________________________ about the trip.

Use of English Key Word Transformation

Modal verbs

38. Perhaps Alex forgot that we were meeting at the office today.
MIGHT
Alex ___________________________________ that we were meeting at the office today.
39. We knew we had to get at least 60% in the exam.
NECESSARY
We knew _______________________________________ get at least 60% in the exam.
40. It was careless of you to leave the car unlocked.
OUGHT
You ________________________________________ the car
41. Tony's in Boston right now. It's not possible that you saw him at the party.
SEEN
You _______________________________ at the party - he's in Boston right now.
42. It wasnt a good idea to lie to your boss.
SHOULD
You _____________________________________ to your boss.
43. Why don't you sell it on eBay?
ALWAYS
You _____________________________ on eBay.
44. Graham could tell jokes really well and sing opera.
ABLE
Besides __________________________________ tell jokes really well, Graham could sing opera too.

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neednt have bought


may have rented
cant have been living
must not take dogs
didnt have to accept
need not dust
may have left
cant have been driving
must be considering
dont have to cut
could go to Canada
you like me to get
is likely to go
had better change
should have warned me
about going to
you mind if I read
likely that she will fail
cant have sent you
must be seeing
must not take
dont have to feed
must not take pets
dont need to change
mustnt/ can not leave the dormitory
dont have to wear

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would rather arrive


would not let him
ought to have asked
it was necessary to arrive
would not let them/did not let them
would not let us take
ought to have checked
would rather eat sandwiches
ought to have asked
had to be warned
must have been excited
might have forgotten
that it was necessary to
ought to have locked
can't have seen Tony
should not have lied
could always sell it
being able to

Modal verbs

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