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Obligation: should, must , have to

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Read the following situations and fill in one of the following� verb forms:,
should, shouldn't, should have, shouldn't have , don't have�to, doesn't have to,� must, mustn't, must have.

It�s 8.15 and school starts at 8.00. Mother to son:
1 You be at�school at this time.

2 You� skip school, it�s bad for your education. It's also against the rules.

3 You� got up so late.

4 You take a bus, I�ll drive you to school.

5 You� go to bed earlier at night. You'd feel more relaxed in the morning.

Tom looks very pale and tired.�������
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1 He studied a lot today.

2 He� rest a little before supper. It would do him good.

3 He� study so hard, he knows his lessons very well.

4 He� gone out for a walk in the middle of the afternoon.

5 He� try to be less scared of tests. He wouldn't suffer so much.�

6 He be very worried about tomorrow�s Maths test.�

Jerry said he would invite me to his party but he didn�t.
1 He� make false promises.

2 You�re such a fun at parties, he� invited you.

3 You� get offended, he may have forgotten to ring you up.

4 You� think there�s something wrong with you. It was Jerry�s mistake.

5 Ifyou don�t go to his party, you� buy him a present. That is an advantage!

Look, there�s going to be a terrible storm soon.


1 We� hurry home. I think it would be better and safer.

2 We brought an umbrella. We could have walked in the rain.

3 We� stand under a tree. It�s too dangerous.

4 Look, there�s a man selling umbrellas. We absolutely buy one.

5 We� pay�very much. I think 5 dollars will be enough.

The house smells of smoke. It�s terrible.
1 Tom is in his room, he be smoking and he�never closes the door.

2 He� smoke so much. It�s bad for his health.

3 He� smoked at least 10 cigarettes since this morning.

4 You told him that he could smoke in his bedroom.

5 He� try to give up this bad habit.