May, Might, Can or Could | Class 7 English Grammar Worksheets

Can and could are used to express ability or capacity. May and might are used to express possibility in affirmative clauses. In negative and interrogative clauses we use can to express possibility.
May can also express permission. Sometimes can is used with this meaning.
Could expresses past ability. Might expresses past possibility.

Fill in the blanks with can, could, may or might.

May, might, can and could grammar worksheet

1. ………………………. you swim across the river? (can / may)

2. I ……………………… solve this puzzle. (can / may)

3. Nobody ……………………….. lift this table. (can / may)

4. You ……………………….. take this. (may / can)

5. ………………………. I borrow your car? (may / can)

6. It ……………………….. rain in the evening. (may / can)

7. They ………………………… arrive late. (may / can)

8. ………………………. it be true? (may / can)

9. That ……………………………… be true. (cannot / may not)

10. I ………………………… run for hours when I was young. (can / could / might)

11. He said that I ………………………….. go. (can / may / could / might)

12. I thought they ………………………….. arrive. (may / might / can)

Answers

1. Can you swim across the river?

2. I can solve this puzzle.

3. Nobody can lift this table.

4. You may / can take this.

5. May / can I borrow your car?

6. It may rain in the evening.

7. They may arrive late.

8. Can it be true?

9. That cannot be true.

10. I could run for hours when I was young.

11. He said that I could / might go.

12. I thought they might arrive. (In the past tense, we use might to express possibility.)

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