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 am just leaving but I will ask if Jishaan ... help you.

A - Could

B - Might be able to

C - Would

D - Should

Answer : B

Explanation

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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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