Grammar Quiz

Modal Auxiliary Verb Quizzes


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‘Ted, are you going to Tia’s birthday party tomorrow evening?’ ‘I don’t think so, I … the dentist.”

A. am having to see
B. have seen
C. have to see
D. had to see
E. would have to see


You look tired. You….. go to bed earlier.

A. Should
B. Must


When you are putting gasoline in your gas tank, you ___ smoke! It is forbidden.

A. Must not
B. Must
C. Have to
D. Don’t have to


Jack ___ go to hospital yesterday.
a. must
b. had to
c. need


… you mind checking out my website?

  1. could
  2. would


Robbie is a bit upset. Perhaps you …….. speak to him.

A. Must
B. Ought to


… you please check my paper for grammar errors?

  1. can
  2. may


… I resend my resume?

  1. would
  2. shall


In some states, it is illegal to talk on a cell phone in your car. Those drivers ___ use phones in their cars.

A. Don’t have to
B. Should
C. Must not
D. Must


Which modal verb do we use to explain a need or urgent want?

A. Need
B. May
C. Might
D. Should


___ it be true?
a. Must
b. May
c. Can


___ it be true?

A. May
B. Must
C. Can


I’ve studied French for years but I ………speak it.

A. Still mustn’t
B. Am still not able to


Adi is usually punctual, but we have been waiting for him for an hour now; he … in the traffic jams.

A. had better not be trapped
B. should be trapped
C. must be trapped
D. may have been trapped
E. used to be trapped


If I ask a question about your past, … you answer it?

  1. would
  2. will


Jane was so tired. She ___ have worked days and nights.
a. should
b. must
c. need


Have you seen Anna? I…….speak to her.

A. Need to
B. Should


You …………………. run faster if you weren’t so lazy.

A. Can
B. Could
C. May


You …… sit the exam. It’s optional.

A. Don’t have to
B. Mustn’t


Liz ___ get tired of her job. It is so boring.

A. Has to
B. Must
C. Should


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