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 - The boys ... wake up now or else they will miss their train.

A - Would

B - Can't

C - Could

D - Have to

Answer : D

Explanation

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

Q 3 - You ... told him to come home earlier.

A - Might have

B - Must have

C - Would have

D - Will have

Answer : D

Explanation

"Could" is used to speak on the ability of the doer in the past time. Similarly, "Could not" is used to speak about the inability of someone in doing an action in present or future.

Q 4 - You ... be kidding when you say she is a good singer!

A - Could

B - Must

C - Ought to

D - Would

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 5 - They ... worse players than that score suggests.

A - Could be

B - Could have been

C - Would be

D - Should be

Answer : A

Explanation

"Could" is used to speak on the ability of the doer in the past time.

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 - She ... a headache, that’s why she was not enjoying her singing.

A - May have

B - Must have had

C - Would have

D - Would have had

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 9 - The girl ... convince the policemen that she didn’t jump the signal.

A - Was able to

B - Could

C - Need to

D - Should

Answer : A

Explanation

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

Q 10 - Mary is playing video games when she …

A - Could study

B - Should be studying

C - Will study

D - Must be studying

Answer : B

Explanation

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


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