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Past tense of modal verbs 1


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We had to water the flowers. We h-- t- w---- t-- f------. +
We had to clean the apartment. We h-- t- c---- t-- a--------. +
We had to wash the dishes. We h-- t- w--- t-- d-----. +
Did you have to pay the bill? Di- y-- h--- t- p-- t-- b---? +
Did you have to pay an entrance fee? Di- y-- h--- t- p-- a- e------- f--? +
Did you have to pay a fine? Di- y-- h--- t- p-- a f---? +
Who had to say goodbye? Wh- h-- t- s-- g------? +
Who had to go home early? Wh- h-- t- g- h--- e----? +
Who had to take the train? Wh- h-- t- t--- t-- t----? +
We did not want to stay long. We d-- n-- w--- t- s--- l---. +
We did not want to drink anything. We d-- n-- w--- t- d---- a-------. +
We did not want to disturb you. We d-- n-- w--- t- d------ y--. +
I just wanted to make a call. I j--- w----- t- m--- a c---. +
I just wanted to call a taxi. I j--- w----- t- c--- a t---. +
Actually I wanted to drive home. Ac------ I w----- t- d---- h---. +
I thought you wanted to call your wife. I t------ y-- w----- t- c--- y--- w---. +
I thought you wanted to call information. I t------ y-- w----- t- c--- i----------. +
I thought you wanted to order a pizza. I t------ y-- w----- t- o---- a p----. +

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