fill in the blanks using the appropriate modals :-
​1.  His excuse ______ be true , but I don;t believe it .
​2.  Bags _____ not be left  unattended.
​3. Phone her now. She _____ be home by now .
4. I _____ help you ,but I don't want to . ( also explain whether  'can' can be used in this sentence )
​5 I'm afraid ____ be able to  play tennis tomorrow , I have an appointment .

pls explain each an every answer as I'm new to this topic .

Dear student 

1.  His excuse might be true, but I don’t believe it.
​2.  Bags should not be left unattended.
​3. Phone her now. She will be home by now.
4. I could help you, but I don't want to. (The word can is an affirmation, that you are able to do something, whereas the word could is a possibility that you may or may not be able to do something, as in this case.)
​5. I'm afraid I won’t be able to play tennis tomorrow, I have an appointment.


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1.might 2.should 3.would 4.can 5.that I may not.
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