Modals and Usages Online Quiz


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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 - 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 - Are we ... to feed the animals in this zoo?

A - Allowed to

B - May

C - Might

D - Can

Answer : A

Explanation

“Allowed to” is used when you are given the permission to indulge in an action.

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 - The boss said that you ... share this cubicle with me.

A - Have to

B - Must

C - Can

D - Might

Answer : A

Explanation

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

Q 6 - It was raining so hard that Rajesh ... walk two steps.

A - Couldn’t

B - Wasn’t able to

C - Can’t

D - Wasn’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 - 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 - Sarita ... seen you or else she would have definitely chatted with you.

A - Couldn’t have

B - Mustn’t have

C - Ought not to have

D - Need not

Answer : D

Explanation

"Must not or mustn't" is used in situations where not doing the action is a requirement. It is also used as a prediction of not happening of an action.

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 - Brian … fit perfectly into this t-shirt when he was a cadet.

A - Has got to

B - Can

C - Should be able to

D - Could

Answer : D

Explanation

"Could" is used to speak on the ability of the doer in the past time.


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