Modals and Usages Online Quiz


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Q 1 - The passengers ... drive their cars as per speed-limits.

A - Could

B - Must

C - Can

D - May

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 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 - Are we ... to feed the animals in this zoo?

A - Allowed to

B - May

C - Might

D - Can

Answer : A

Explanation

“Allowed to” is used when you are given the permission to indulge in an action.

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 - You ... be at the theater before 15 minutes. The movie has already begun.

A - Should

B - Ought to

C - Were supposed to

D - Needed to

Answer : C

Explanation

“Were supposed to" is used when the action was expected.

Q 6 - I ... understand a word of what the cop was saying.

A - Couldn’t

B - Wasn’t able to

C - Can’t be able to

D - Shouldn’t

Answer : A

Explanation

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

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 ... such things to her! That was really mean of you.

A - Didn’t ought to say

B - Ought not to say

C - Ought not to have said

D - Ought to have not said

Answer : C

Explanation

"Ought to, should" are used to suggest actions, provide opinions and give advice. And "Ought not to, shouldn't or should not" are used to suggest and advice to not do the actions.

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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