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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