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 - I had to face a lot of difficulty in parking the car but I ... do it in the end.

A - Could

B - Was able to

C - Can

D - Need

Answer : B

Explanation

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

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 - 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 - As a child, I was not ... to leave the table until we had finished our food.

A - Able to

B - Allowed to

C - Wouldn’t

D - Will not

Answer : B

Explanation

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

Q 8 - You ... be serious! How did that happen?

A - Are not allowed to

B - Cannot

C - Must not

D - Should not

Answer : B

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 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 - Tom … rather sit on the desk than lie on the floor.

A - Shall

B - Could

C - Would

D - Must

Answer : C

Explanation

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

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