Can / Could / May

Level:

Intermediate

Category:

Grammar Exercises

Group:

Modals

Considering to the usage of Can, Could, and May, complete the sentences below:

 
 

1 - Can I talk to you for a minute?

a - Sure, there's a water fountain at the end of the corridor.
b - Of course. Please take a seat. I'll be with you in a few moments.
c - I'm really busy right now. Can I get back to you later?
d - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

2 - Can I get back to you on that?

a - Sure, but I must have an answer by 3.00 .
b - There are some ballpoint pens in the drawer. Just take one.
c - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
d - Sorry, I don't smoke.
e - Yes, please. White with two sugars.
 

3 - Can I get you a cup of coffee?

a - Of course. Please take a seat. I'll be with you in a few moments.
b - Of course. Dial 9 to get an outside line.
c - Here you are, officer.
d - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
e - Yes, please. White with two sugars.
 

4 - Could I use your phone?

a - Of course. Dial 9 to get an outside line.
b - No, thank you. I'm just looking
c - Sure, there's a water fountain at the end of the corridor.
d - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
e - Sorry, I don't smoke.
 

5 - Can you change a pound?

a - Is one 50p and five 10p's OK?
b - I'm really busy right now. Can I get back to you later?
c - Sorry, I don't smoke.
d - There are some ballpoint pens in the drawer. Just take one.
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 
 

6 - Can I borrow the car this evening?

a - Sure. How many sheets do you need?
b - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
c - Fire away. What do you want to know?
d - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
e - I'm really busy right now. Can I get back to you later?
 

7 - Can I help you, madam?

a - No, thank you. I'm just looking
b - Sorry, I don't smoke.
c - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
d - Sure, there's a water fountain at the end of the corridor.
e - Yes, please. White with two sugars.
 

8 - May I come in?

a - I'm really busy right now. Can I get back to you later?
b - Of course. Please take a seat. I'll be with you in a few moments.
c - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
d - Sure. How many sheets do you need?
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

9 - Can I have some paper?

a - Sure, there's a water fountain at the end of the corridor.
b - Fire away. What do you want to know?
c - Of course. Dial 9 to get an outside line.
d - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
e - Sure. How many sheets do you need?
 

10 - May I see your driving licence please?

a - Sure, but I must have an answer by 3.00 .
b - Of course. Please take a seat. I'll be with you in a few moments.
c - I'm really busy right now. Can I get back to you later?
d - Here you are, officer.
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

11 - Could you lend me your newspaper?

a - Of course. Please take a seat. I'll be with you in a few moments.
b - Sure, there's a water fountain at the end of the corridor.
c - I'm really busy right now. Can I get back to you later?
d - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

12 - Could I have a glass of water?

a - Here you are, officer.
b - Of course. Please take a seat. I'll be with you in a few moments.
c - Sure, there's a water fountain at the end of the corridor.
d - Is one 50p and five 10p's OK?
e - Fire away. What do you want to know?
 

13 - Can I ask you a question?

a - Fire away. What do you want to know?
b - Yes, please. White with two sugars.
c - Here you are, officer.
d - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

14 - Could you give me a light?

a - Of course. Dial 9 to get an outside line.
b - Is one 50p and five 10p's OK?
c - Sorry, I don't smoke.
d - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

15 - Do you think I could borrow a pen?

a - Fire away. What do you want to know?
b - Sure. How many sheets do you need?
c - Of course. Please take a seat. I'll be with you in a few moments.
d - No, thank you. I'm just looking
e - There are some ballpoint pens in the drawer. Just take one.
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