Grammar Quiz

Past Modals Quiz


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to form a past modal, you need the verb in the …

A. simple past form

B. base form

C. infinitive from

D. past participal form


If you arrive late to English class, you might say ….

A. ” I could have left home earlier.”

B. “I should have left my house earlier.”

C. “I must left home earlier.”


could means ….

A. a past ability

B. probability

C. possibility

D. all the above


Nobody came to the meeting. The date _________________ been incorrect on the invitation.

A. must have

B. might have

C. should have

D. can’t have


When talking about a gymnast who didn’t win a competition, you can say:

A. “She must have felt terribly sad.”

B. ” She must have won the gold medal.”

C. “She could have won the gold medal. I know how hard she trained.”


Your little brother failed a test. You say:

A. You could have studied.

B. You must studied.

C. “You should have studied. You shouldn’t have played video games all weekend.”


I don’t find my notebook. I ____________ left it at home!

A. can’t have

B. might have

C. should have


When you are almost sure what happened, you use …

A. could have

B. might have

C. must have

D. should have


A: I saw John yesterday – he looked very pleased with himself. He didn’t say why!

A. B: He must got the job he applied for

B. B: He can’t have got that job he applied for.

C. B: He could have got the job he applied for.


we can’t conjugate a modal verb

A. it’s true

B. it’s false


John ………… gone on holiday. I met him this morning downtown.

A. must have

B. might have

C. should have

D. can’t have


A: My favorite band played in our city last weekend but the tickets were all sold out!

A. B: You must have been very disappointed!

B. B: You were very disappointed!

C. B: You can’t have been very disappointed!


I don’t know where they went on holiday but they bought Pounds before they left so they ……… gone to England.

A. must have

B. might have

C. can’t have

D. should have


Sarah looks really pleased with herself. She _______________________ passed her driving test this morning.

A. must have

B. might have

C. can’t have

D. shouldn’t have


When you are almost sure that something did not happen, you use …

A. could not have

B. might have

C. must have

D. should not have


I didn’t know you were going to Phil’s party yesterday. You …………… told me!

A. must have

B. might have

C. should have

D. can’t have


the auxiliary verb in the past modal structures is …

A. have or has

B. have

C. had


When there is a possibility that something did not happen, you use …

A. could not have

B. might not have

C. must not have

D. should not have




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