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 have some cream on my coffee, please?

A - Must

B - Have to

C - May

D - Would

Answer : C

Explanation

"May I" is a question form used to ask permission.

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 - Harish ... have gotten up so early as he slept late.

A - Might not

B - Should not

C - Would not

D - Ought not to

Answer : A

Explanation

"Would, would not" is also used to make claims of some actions happening with some accuracy.

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 ... 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 - We ... discuss the business proposal at lunch tomorrow.

A - Can

B - Will be able to

C - Must

D - Need to

Answer : A

Explanation

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

Q 7 - Raj ... change her mind regarding her decision to sell the car.

A - Could

B - Was able to

C - Am able to

D - Should

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 - 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 - 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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