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Gramática Inglés modals (past)

USO:

Las formas modales COULD, MAY y MIGHT se usan con HAVE y el participio pasado de los verbos para especular o formar opiniones acerca de posibles acontecimientos del pasado. MUST HAVE se usa del mismo modo para expresar deducciones lógicas sobre el pasado. SHOULD HAVE se usa para hablar sobre expectativas, supuestos y obligaciones en el pasado.

EJEMPLOS:

'I'm worried. Tom should have been on that plane, but he wasn't.'
'I'm sure he's fine; he must have taken a later flight.'
'I don't know. He may have decided to come swimming. He might have had a problem.'

Gramática Inglés MODALS (past) - TEST (Inglés Ejercicios Gratis)


1. They ------- taken a shorter route, but they didn't. They wanted to stop at Jenny's house on the way.

  • must've
  • may
  • could've

2. It's a healthy baby girl. The doctor -------- have been better.

  • shouldn't
  • can't
  • couldn't

3. I don't see Vicky. Do you think she already left? She -------- left. I have her house keys.

  • couldn't have
  • would've
  • might have

4. We ------ made the decision at the last meeting. We may have missed the opportunity now.

  • should've
  • must have
  • would've

5. I -------- bought the tickets earlier. We would have better seats.

  • might have
  • must have
  • should've

6. Are we going to the concert tonight? I don't know, Sheila --------- able to get the tickets.

  • shouldn't have been
  • might not have been
  • couldn't be

7. Penny really loved Fred. She ------- married any boy in town.

  • should've
  • could've
  • must have

8. I didn't know you needed sugar. I -------- brought you some from my house.

  • could
  • must
  • could have

9. Charlotte slept until late. She's running to see if she can catch her train; it -------- left yet.

  • couldn't have
  • must not
  • might not have

10. We ------- travelled first class; we had the money.

  • could have
  • couldn't
  • could

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