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Yellow Level Quiz #7 - Perfect Modal Verbs

Part A.

Directions: Complete each question or sentence with should have or could have, and a main verb. The main verb will be in the form of a past participle. (10 points)

For example: You ________ ________ __________ (be) more helpful to that elderly woman. (offering advice)

                      You should have been more helpful to that elderly woman.

  * should have = past advice, capability, or responsibility   /   * could have = past possibility

1. I _________ _________ _________ (help) you last weekend if you had asked. (possibility)

2. He _________ ________ ___________ (talk) to the doctor about his stomach pains. (advice)

3. _____________ they _________ ____________(do) all that work already? (possibility)

4. Maria __________ ___________ ____________ (eat) that whole pizza by herself--she was so hungry! (possibility)

5. My students ___________ __________ __________ (finish) their assignment by now. (capability)

6. ____________n't that company __________ ____________ (pay) their employees on time? (responsibility)

7. Why ___________n't you __________ ___________ (meet) me earlier? Now we don't have any time. (possibility)

8. The disaster ____________ never ___________ ________________(happen) . It was preventable. (possibility)

9. President Bush __________ __________ ___________(tell) the American people they needed to make more personal sacrifices once the Iraq War began. (responsibility)

10. You __________ __________ __________(be) able to complete the test within 60 minutes. (capability -- in this sentence, "complete" is the main verb. That means there are seven words in the verb phrase!)

 

Part B.

Directions: Complete each sentence or question with would have or should have and a main verb. (10 points)

     * would have = past tense of will    /    * should have = past advice, capability, or responsibility

1. If I had known you were coming, I _________ ___________ ____________ (make) extra cookies.

2. We __________ _________ __________ (fix) the leak in the roof before the storm made it worse.

3. You _________n't _________ __________ (go) into that strange house if it was empty.

4. It __________ _________ __________ (take) longer to get dinner made without your help.

5. Before going to the beach, they _________ __________ __________(check) the weather because it rained.

6. The doctor told her she __________ __________ ___________ (be) on a diet the last few years.

7. The party _________ __________ ____________ (be) more fun if you were there.

8. My friend __________ _________ _________ (make) a lot of money if he had sold his stock in the company earlier.

9. I __________ __________ ____________ (do) anything just to spend a few more hours with you.

10. They really ___________n't ___________ gotten _____________ (marry) so fast.

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