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Modals and active and passive voice sentences




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Fill in the gaps with�the�suitable word(s), more than one option can be correct:
1.�Andrea is five months pregnant. She _________ to quit smoking.

����������� a) should

����������� b) may

����������� c) ought

����������� d) can't

2. Kyle and Peter _________ be studying hard, because the finals are just around the corner.�

���������� �a) must�

���������� �b) ought

������������c) should

���������� �d) have

3. You __________ do that. It's very dangerous.
���������� �a) shouldn't
���������� �b) don't have
���������� �c) ought not
���������� �d) are supposed
4. Men and women in this company aren't __________ to wear jeans. They __________ wear a suit.
������������a) supposed/should
���������� �b) allowed/have
���������� �c) mustn't/should
���������� �d) allowed/must
5. ___________ you pass me the salt, please?
���������� �a) Can
���������� �b) Could
���������� �c) Must
������������d) Perhaps
Put the sentences in order:
1. never / to Turkey / has�/ Joseph�/ been�
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2. this time /�be / they /�going / tomorrow /�will /�to a party
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3. regularly / the toilets / cleaned / are
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4. working / Robert / have / in the school / for five years now / been / must
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5.�last night�/ robbed /�three banks /�were
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Are the following sentences in the active or the passive form? Rewrite them in the opposite form, when the subject isn't clear use someone/something.
Example:�The burglar was arrested���� Passive
��������������� Someone arrested the burglar
1. Gordon's been sent to prison.���
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2. Mike's opened a new shop in London.���
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3. Rosie and Greta are�eating melon�by the beach.���
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4. I was recommended a doctor by my brother.���
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5. They wanted�more children.���
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