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Ability gapfill exercise


Scroll down for exercise.

Fill in each blank using can, could or be able to in the correct form or tense. Do NOT use short forms. Use a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence.

Click on the "c" button to check your answer. *Asterisks* will appear around the word or phrase if it is right. If it isn't right, the incorrect part of your answer will be replaced by lines. The number of lines corresponds to the number of letters AND spaces between words. 

In desperation you can click the 'show answers' button after the exercise.

This exercise was made using the software materials available on the Makers website at Swarthmore.


Links to other exercises and pdf files

Ability multiple choice exercise - pdf file for download or printing
Ability multiple choice exercise - online
Ability gapfill exercise - pdf file for download or printing
Ability grammar notes - online
Ability grammar notes - pdf file for download or printing



(1) speak a foreign language is very useful when you go abroad.

(2) I touch my toes since I started drinking beer.

(3) You must swim if you want to come on the boating holiday with us.

(4) There was a fire in the office but he escape through a window.

(5) My grandfather was an excellent athlete; he run a mile in just over four minutes.

(6) The doctor says he play tennis again after his accident.

(7) After his car had crashed, he was so confused that he tell the police who he was or where he was going.

(8) I like living alone because I like come and go as I please.

(9) I had saved up enough money so I gone on holiday, but I decided to paint my flat instead.

(10) The police ran after the burglar, but she get away from them.

(11) I speak Spanish now that I have been living here for years, but I speak a word when I arrived.

(12) I've been ringing him all day, but I get through yet.


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