Modals and Usages Online Quiz


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Q 1 - We ... go to the fair if the rain stops, but let’s wait and watch.

A - Mustn't

B - Might

C - Have to

D - Wouldn't

Answer : B

Explanation

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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - You ... helped him with his homework. He should learn to do it himself.

A - Must have

B - Need have

C - Needn’t

D - Needn’t have

Answer : C

Explanation

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

Q 10 - Mary is playing video games when she …

A - Could study

B - Should be studying

C - Will study

D - Must be studying

Answer : B

Explanation

"Ought to, should" are used to suggest actions, provide opinions and give advice.


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