Unit-14 Power and Politics: Napoleon Bonaparte
May/Might, Must, Cant
is / am/are = be
has/ have= have
v2= have + v3
was/were= have been
Must=‘sure, certain, confirm, obviously and convince’
Can’t=Sure not, certain not, confirm not, obviously not,
May/Might=‘perhaps, maybe, it is possible, in future, I think and probably’
Fill in the blanks with may, must or can’t.
- Matthew …must… be at home. I can see his bike in front of his home.
- They …may/might… be coming tomorrow.
- She …can’t… speak French very well. She’s only lived in Paris for two weeks.
- My key is not in my pocket or on my desk so it …must… be in the drawer.
- I saw him yesterday. He …can’t… be abroad.
- You got the job? That’s great. You …must… be very delighted.
- I …may… finish it by tomorrow if I stay at work all night, but I’m not sure.
- Somebody is knocking on the door.
- It …must… be Sabina – she promised to come today.
Rewrite the following sentences using may/might, must or can’t.
Example: May be they went away. They may/might have gone away.
a. I’m sure he’s not going to the cinema today.
Ans: He cant be going to the cinema today.
b.Perhaps she knows the answer.
Ans: She may/might know the answer.
c. I’m sure he has a car.
Ans: He must have a car.
d. I doubt if it rains later on.
Ans: If it may rain later on.
e. Perhaps she wants to be alone.
Ans: She may/might want to be alone.
f. I’m sure Harina is in her office.
Ans:Harina must be in her office.