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Exercise #48 - past modal verbs, passive voice

 

Directions: Each sentence or question includes a modal verb that expresses the past tense. Some are negative. These are all in the passive voice. The formula looks like this:

past modal verb + have + been + past participle

 

1. More _______ _______ _______ _________ to prevent the accident.

2. The sweater _______ _______ _______ _________ in cold water.

3. This picture _______ _______ _______ _________ in the 1970s.

4. Melida's flight _______ _______ _______ _________ by the storm.

5. That money _______ _______ _______ _________.

6. You _______ _______ _______ _________ alive without the mosquito repellent.

7. The house _______ _______ _______ _________ with cheap materials in order to collapse so easily.

8. Mario _______ _______ _______ _________ to drive after taking the medication.

9. She _______ _______ _______ _________ if she hadn't worn a seatbelt.

10. The company _______ _______ _______ _________ so poorly if it had hired a manager with more experience.

 

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Here they are:

 

1. More could have been done to prevent the accident.

2. The sweater should have been washed in cold water.

3. This picture must have been taken in the 1970s.

4. Melida's flight might have been delayed by the storm.

5. That money shouldn't have been spent.

6. You would have been eaten alive without the mosquito repellent.

7. The house must have been built with cheap materials in order to collapse so easily.

8. Mario shouldn't have been allowed to drive after taking the medication.

9. She might have been killed if she hadn't worn a seatbelt.

10. The company wouldn't have been managed so poorly if it had hired a manager with more experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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