Modals of Deduction Quiz
That man ______________ be Tim’s father – he looks just like him.
Which sentence means:
I think that talking to Ian will help you solve the problem.
A. Talking to Ian might help.
B. Talking to Ian must help.
C. Talking to Ian can’t help.
There are some dark clouds in the sky. It …… later.
A. must rain
B. can’t rain
C. may rain
A ‘You’re getting engaged to Elena? You ________ be serious!’
B ‘No, really, I am!’
‘I’m starving! What’s for dinner, Mum?”Fish.”I hate fish! I’m not eating it.”You ____________ be very hungry, then.’
Maybe Philips has your sunglasses.
Philips____________ your sunglasses.
A. May have
B. Must have
C. Can have
A ‘Look, Diana’s left her bag here.’
B ‘It ________ be Diana’s – her bag is brown.’
Maybe your keys are in your pocket.
Your keys ___________ in your pocket.
A ‘Is Steven in his office?’
B ‘I don’t know. He ________ be in a meeting. I’ll just go and check.’
A ‘I’ve just run 20 km. I’m training for a marathon.’
B ‘Really? You ________ be exhausted.’
Jules is very busy. She ____ be able to come tonight.
C. might not
Complete the sentence.
My passport ___ be in at home. I’ve already looked inside my bag three times.
‘Is that Suzie’s jacket?”No, it ___________ be – it’s too big.’
A. might not
‘What kind of bird is that?”I’m not sure. It __________ be an eagle but I can’t see it very well.’
A ‘I finally passed my driving test!’
B ‘Congratulations! You ________ be very pleased.’
Maybe Darren doesn’t know about the meeting.
Darren ______________ about the meeting.
A. Might not know.
B. Can’t know.
C. Mustn’t know.
You ___ possibly be tired. You’ve just woken up.
What’s the best way to complete the sentence?
‘Is that Mr Tanaka?’
‘No, that ____ be him. Mr Tanaka wears glasses.’
‘Look! What’s that light in the sky? It’s not a star – it’s moving.”It ____________ be a plane, silly! What else could it be?’
Jake has a Lambourgini. He ________ be rich!
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