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.

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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 - My brother ... dance very well.

A - Can

B - May

C - Must

D - Should

Answer : A

Explanation

"Can" is used to speak about ability of the doer in the present or future. Similarly, "Cannot" is used to speak about the inability of someone in doing an action in present or future.

Q 3 - The parking lot was completely occupied, and I ... find a place to park.

A - Couldn’t

B - Wasn’t able to

C - Can’t

D - Wouldn’t

Answer : B

Explanation

“Be able to” uses a “not” after the “be”-form used in the sentence to talk about the inability of someone in doing an action in the past.

Q 4 - Shiela ... wearing her seat-belt if she has suffered such a bad injury on the face.

A - Can’t have been

B - Could be

C - Must have been

D - Would have been

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 5 - You ... wait for her here. You can sit in the lobby.

A - Mustn’t

B - Needn’t

C - Ought not to

D - Need

Answer : B

Explanation

"Need not or needn't" is used in situations where doing the action is not necessary.

Q 6 - Yuvraj batted very well but I ... get him bowled in the end!

A - Could

B - Was able to

C - Need

D - Ought to

Answer : B

Explanation

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

Q 7 - It being a Friday, I think Sajit ... home already.

A - Can have gone

B - Must go

C - Must have gone

D - Would have gone

Answer : C

Explanation

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

Q 8 - I ... going to Hungary for holidaying, but nothing has been finalized.

A - Might be

B - Must be

C - Would be

D - Need be

Answer : A

Explanation

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

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 - I … the job of taking care of my younger brothers when my parents went out.

A - Would get

B - Should get

C - Must have gotten

D - Had better get

Answer : A

Explanation

"Would" is used to recall a memory of some action that was frequently done in the past. It is interchangeable with "used to".


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