Modals and Usages Online 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 - The guitarists ... play the bass very well last time.

A - must

B - couldn't

C - can

D - should

Answer : B

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 the 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 - Joy told me to make him some tea and put some in a flask as he ... late.

A - Might be working

B - Might work

C - Must work

D - Could work

Answer : A

Explanation

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

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 - Rahul ... play cricket for a long time now.

A - Couldn’t

B - Haven’t been able to

C - Can’t

D - Not able to

Answer : B

Explanation

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

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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