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 - 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 - I ... give her a call on her birthday.

A - Have to

B - Must

C - Could

D - Would

Answer : B

Explanation

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

Q 5 - You ... tell us all what made you do this.

A - Have to

B - Must

C - Ought to

D - Should

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 ... 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 - Could I ask you something? Of course, you ...!

A - Can

B - Could

C - Shall

D - Should

Answer : A

Explanation

"Can" is used to speak about the ability of the doer in the present or future.

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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