Modals and Usages Online Quiz


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Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to Modals and Usages. You will have to read all the given answers and click over the correct answer. If you are not sure about the answer then you can check the answer using Show Answer button. You can use Next Quiz button to check new set of questions in the quiz.

Questions and Answers

Q 1 - I ... like to get a bigger house.

A - Could

B - Must

C - Would

D - Have to

Answer : C

Explanation

"Would" is also used in some cases to express wishes and desires politely.

Q 2 - I had to face a lot of difficulty in parking the car but I ... do it in the end.

A - Could

B - Was able to

C - Can

D - Need

Answer : B

Explanation

"Was/is able to" is used as a replacement of "can or could" when talking about achievements.

Q 3 - It ... be easy for him to practice all through the week.

A - Can’t

B - Mustn’t

C - Shouldn’t

D - Wouldn’t

Answer : A

Explanation

"Cannot" is used to speak about the inability of someone in doing an action in the present or future, and also about predicting an action with some accuracy.

Q 4 - Joy told me to make him some tea and put some in a flask as he ... late.

A - Might be working

B - Might work

C - Must work

D - Could work

Answer : A

Explanation

"Might" is used to express an action with even lesser chance of happening than in the case of "may".

Q 5 - The boss said that you ... share this cubicle with me.

A - Have to

B - Must

C - Can

D - Might

Answer : A

Explanation

"Have to" is used in situations where the action is a compulsory thing to do.

Q 6 - ... leave now, as I have to study late for my examinations.

A - Have to

B - Must

C - Must not

D - Need not

Answer : A

Explanation

"Have to" is used in situations where the action is a compulsory thing to do.

Q 7 - He ... fallen asleep at the wheel. He was very tired when he left.

A - Can’t have

B - Must have

C - Would have

D - Should have

Answer : B

Explanation

"Must" is used in situations where the action is a requirement, or where the action can be predicted with much accuracy.

Q 8 - You ... be serious! How did that happen?

A - Are not allowed to

B - Cannot

C - Must not

D - Should not

Answer : B

Explanation

"Cannot" is used to speak about the inability of someone in doing an action in present or future, and also about predicting an action with some accuracy.

Q 9 - You ... this lovely a dress so cheap! You got to be lying!

A - Can’t have bought

B - Mustn’t buy

C - Shouldn’t have bought

D - Couldn’t have bought

Answer : A

Explanation

"Cannot" is used to speak about the inability of someone in doing an action in present or future, and also about predicting an action with some accuracy.

Q 10 - Saroj … been on time to work today. The supervisor was asking for her.

A - Had to

B - Should have

C - Must have

D - Could have

Answer : B

Explanation

"Ought to, should" are used to suggest actions, provide opinions and give advice.


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