Can / Could / May

Level:

Intermediate

Category:

Grammar Exercises

Group:

Modals

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

 
 

1 - Could you give me a light?

a - Sorry, I don't smoke.
b - Here you are, officer.
c - No, thank you. I'm just looking
d - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

2 - May I see your driving licence please?

a - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
b - Here you are, officer.
c - Is one 50p and five 10p's OK?
d - Sure. How many sheets do you need?
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

3 - Can you change a pound?

a - Here you are, officer.
b - No, thank you. I'm just looking
c - Sure, but I must have an answer by 3.00 .
d - Sorry, I don't smoke.
e - Is one 50p and five 10p's OK?
 

4 - Can I talk to you for a minute?

a - I'm really busy right now. Can I get back to you later?
b - No, thank you. I'm just looking
c - Of course. Dial 9 to get an outside line.
d - Sorry, I don't smoke.
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

5 - May I come in?

a - I'm really busy right now. Can I get back to you later?
b - Sorry, I don't smoke.
c - Of course. Please take a seat. I'll be with you in a few moments.
d - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 
 

6 - Could I have a glass of water?

a - Here you are, officer.
b - Sorry, I don't smoke.
c - No, thank you. I'm just looking
d - Sure, but I must have an answer by 3.00 .
e - Sure, there's a water fountain at the end of the corridor.
 

7 - Can I help you, madam?

a - No, thank you. I'm just looking
b - I'm really busy right now. Can I get back to you later?
c - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
d - Of course. Please take a seat. I'll be with you in a few moments.
e - Here you are, officer.
 

8 - Could you lend me your newspaper?

a - Yes, please. White with two sugars.
b - No, thank you. I'm just looking
c - Of course. Please take a seat. I'll be with you in a few moments.
d - Sure, there's a water fountain at the end of the corridor.
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

9 - Can I ask you a question?

a - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
b - Fire away. What do you want to know?
c - Yes, please. White with two sugars.
d - Sure, but I must have an answer by 3.00 .
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

10 - Can I borrow the car this evening?

a - Sorry, I don't smoke.
b - Here you are, officer.
c - Of course. Please take a seat. I'll be with you in a few moments.
d - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
e - I'm really busy right now. Can I get back to you later?
 

11 - Can I get you a cup of coffee?

a - Yes, please. White with two sugars.
b - I'm really busy right now. Can I get back to you later?
c - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
d - Fire away. What do you want to know?
e - Sure, but I must have an answer by 3.00 .
 

12 - Can I get back to you on that?

a - Sure, but I must have an answer by 3.00 .
b - Is one 50p and five 10p's OK?
c - Sorry, I don't smoke.
d - Of course. Dial 9 to get an outside line.
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

13 - Do you think I could borrow a pen?

a - There are some ballpoint pens in the drawer. Just take one.
b - No, thank you. I'm just looking
c - Sure, but I must have an answer by 3.00 .
d - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
e - You can keep it. There's nothing worth reading in it anyway.
 

14 - Could I use your phone?

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 - Is one 50p and five 10p's OK?
d - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
e - Sorry, I don't smoke.
 

15 - Can I have some paper?

a - Of course. Please take a seat. I'll be with you in a few moments.
b - Fire away. What do you want to know?
c - Sure. How many sheets do you need?
d - Sure, but no drinking and driving. OK?
e - No, thank you. I'm just looking
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