Modals and Usages Online Quiz


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Q 1 - The passengers ... drive their cars as per speed-limits.

A - Could

B - Must

C - Can

D - May

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 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 - 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 - 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 - I ... understand a word of what the cop was saying.

A - Couldn’t

B - Wasn’t able to

C - Can’t be able to

D - Shouldn’t

Answer : A

Explanation

"Could not" is used to speak about the inability of someone in doing an action in present or future, also about predicting an action with some accuracy.

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 - 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 - I … the job of taking care of my younger brothers when my parents went out.

A - Would get

B - Should get

C - Must have gotten

D - Had better get

Answer : A

Explanation

"Would" is used to recall a memory of some action that was frequently done in the past. It is interchangeable with "used to".


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