Auxiliary Verbs: Particular Uses

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11 Auxiliary verbs: particular uses

Exercise 11A p.120

Replace the words in italics with a construction using one of the auxiliary verbs dealt with above, except where the use of be able is required (see Explanation h, j). For impersonal constructions, use one or you. It's possible that Robert will be —> Robert may be kicked out of his kicked out of his football team. football team. Is it possible to be kicked out for —> Can you be kicked out for putting putting on a bit of weight ? on a bit of weight ? I was able to speak Mercian quite —> I could speak Mercian quite well as well as a child. a child. Now I've forgotten a lot, but I was (No change) able to ask my way to Peter's house this
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When you've been able to form (unchanged)... we can think again.' | 17 | Later, with her mother's help, Helen was able to convince her father that it would be possible for them to ask Denis to supper without precipitating a marriage. | 17 Later ... Helen was able to convince (unchanged)... they could ask ... | 18 | 'All right,' he said, 'I'll allow you to ask him to supper just so that I'll be able to confirm my low opinion of him.' | 18 'All right... you can ask ... I can confirm ... | 19 | It would be impossible to criticise Denis's behaviour on that first evening with Helen's father. Denis turned on the charm - and he's certainly able to turn it on when he wants to – and by the end of the evening he was able to say to himself: 'I've made a hit!' | 19 You/One couldn't criticise ... Denis ... and he certainly can turn it on ... he could say ... | 20 | It's possible to fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but it's impossible to fool all the people all of the time. (Abraham Lincoln in this, his famous saying, used you, not one.) | 20 You can fool ... but you can't fool... |

11B Past activity, habit, refusal, etc.

Exercise 11B p. 124
Replace the words in italics with a construction using one of the auxiliary verbs dealt with above. Where it appears that either used or would could be used, base your choice on note c in the Explanation and the following two examples: Napoleon in