Modal Auxiliary Verb Quizzes

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You ……………………behave well in front of guests. Stop being silly

A. Should
B. Shouldn’t
C. Can

The project …………………. finish in two years time.

A. Could not
B. Cannot
C. Must

If you plan to take a long trip in the car, you ___ get a full tank of gas or you might run out of gas!

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

___ you speak any foreign languages?
a. May
b. Can
c. Have

Jane was so tired. She ___ have worked days and nights.

A. Should
B. Must
C. Need

Had the applicant sent his resume before the deadline, he … worked here.

  1. might
  2. might have

The whole kitchen was still dirty; she … forgotten to clean it.

A. should have
B. would have
C. might have
D. must be
E. could be

‘I’m going to Dila’s. I hope she’s home.’ ‘She … be, I saw her studying in library ten minutes ago.’

A. mustn’t
B. might
C. can’t
D. will
E. ought to

Which modal verb do we use to express something is possible?

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

… you please check my paper for grammar errors?

  1. can
  2. may

‘Your son will be operated on tomorrow morning.’ He … have a good rest tonight, the doctor said.

A. might
B. may
C. can
D. must
E. would rather

Vira has very smooth skin. She … apply olive oil to her face before going to bed.

  1. may
  2. should

You look tired. You ___ go to bed.

A. Should
B. Ought
C. Are to

You ___ do it. I’ve already done it.

A. Must not
B. Need not
C. Ought not

‘Adi has a very had cold.’ ‘I know, he … out until late last night.’

A. couldn’t have gone
B. had better not
C. shouldn’t have gone
D. could not go
E. would have gone out

You ___ do it. I’ve already done it.
a. must not
b. need not
c. ought not

Which modal verb do we use to describe a past ability to do something?

A. Can
B. Should
C. Could
D. Must

You failed in your final test. You …………………….have studied harder

A. Must
B. Could
C. Need

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

Which modal verb do we use when we are obliged or required to do something?

A. Can
B. Should
C. Could
D. Must

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