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Grammar Practice Activity for English students:
Expressing Ability

Make a choice by clicking on a button then compare your answer
with the correct one hidden under the answer button.

  1. Can you fix my bike today? Yes, I ___.
    may
    could
    can

  2. I ___ do that because I will get a sunburn.
    can't
    couldn't
    can

  3. Is it low enough ___ you to be able to jump over it?
    to
    for
    of

  4. I ___ reach that apricot, I'll have to use a ladder.
    don't
    can't
    couldn't

  5. ___ you just walk?
    Can't
    Don't
    If

  6. I ___ have known when he was coming to the internet cafe
    because I didn't have a watch.
    can't
    couldn't
    won't
  7. Although it contains many difficult words,
    I ___ read this magazine now.
    can
    could
    may

  8. But I ___ have read it last semester.
    mayn't
    couldn't
    can't

  9. Because there were many words which I ___ understand.
    couldn't
    can't
    aren't able to

  10. Can you pronounce my name properly?
    I ___ if you would speak more clearly.
    could
    may
    can

  11. Are you strong enough to lift that computer.? Yes, I ___.
    could
    am
    can

  12. Will you speak more clearly please? I ___ hardly hear you at all.
    could
    can
    can't

  13. I ___ only listen to my MP3 when my mother was not at home.
    did
    can
    could

  14. When you receive the new magazines ___ try to read one of them?
    can I
    could I
    may

  15. I ___ understand why you won't let me look at it.
    couldn't
    can't
    mayn't

  16. Can you find your way to the beach? Yes I ___.
    could
    am able
    can

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