Grammar Quiz

Modal Verbs Quiz


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You ______ to go to England if you want to learn English.

A. shouldn’t

B. mustn’t

C. wouldn’t

D. don’t have


She _____________ his marriage proposal. Look how happy he is!

A. can have accepted

B. must have accepted

C. should have accepted

D. can’t have accepted


That painting _____ painted by Picasso. It could be a forgery. However, I do believe they should have it checked by a real expert.

A. should not have been

B. must not have been

C. may not have been

D. can’t have been


_____ I see your passport, please? Ok, you _____ go now.

A. shall – can

B. can – may

C. should – could

D. could – must


……… I eat the last apple?

A. May

B. Can

C. Should


You ______ be 30! You look so much younger.

A. must

B. can

C. should

D. can’t


You __________ have told us you were not coming, we waited for you for almost an hour!

A. would

B. must

C. might

D. need


………. I borrow your dictionary? – Yes, of course.

A. Should

B. Can

C. May


He doesn’t need a calculator, he ____ do sums in his head.

A. must

B. can

C. may

D. should


They built this huge temple 1000 years ago. This ______ a great civilization.

A. should have been

B. must have been

C. could have been

D. can’t have been


I __________ go to work today. It’s my day off.

A. can’t

B. shouldn’t

C. don’t need to

D. may not


You really_____ visit Prague. It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

A. may

B. must

C. can

D. could


He has just broken his leg so he ………. play football.

A. can

B. should

C. can’t

D. may

E. may not


………. I borrow your pen, please?

A. May

B. Should

C. May not


You _______ our dishes, we have a dishwasher. But, hey, thank you anyway!

A. couldn’t have washed

B. needn’t have washed

C. shouldn’t have washed

D. may have washed


You _______ to them about it at all. I had told you it was a secret!

A. needn’t have to talk

B. should not have talked

C. didn’t have to talk

D. may not have talked


I stayed in bed all day yesterday. I __________ go to work, it was my first summer day off.

A. couldn’t

B. needn’t have

C. didn’t need to

D. shouldn’t


I _______ go to the grocery store, we had everything we needed in the house.

A. didn’t have

B. mustn’t

C. couldn’t

D. needn’t


It is so cloudy this morning. Do you think it _____ rain later?

A. can

B. must

C. should

D. may


I think we …….. take this road: it’s not on my map!

A. can

B. shouldn’t

C. may

D. cannot


You ________ walked all the way home. You had my car keys.

A. didn’t have to

B. needn’t have

C. must have

D. may have


You look pale! You ………… sit down and have a glass of water.

A. can

B. may

C. should

D. shouldn’t


If I hadn’t told her about him and his new girlfriend, she ______ have been waiting for him to call her forever, poor soul.

A. should

B. might

C. must

D. can


Before you buy this black dress, you ………… try it on.

A. can

B. should

C. may

D. shouldn’t


This is impossible! It ______ be a mistake!

A. should

B. must

C. can’t

D. ought to




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