Modal auxiliary Worksheet-5

Modal auxiliary Worksheet-5

 

Fill in the blank with the correct modal auxiliary:

  1. Newspapers _____ never report false things.

A. Shall              B. Can                C. Must              D. Would

 

  1. We ______ brush our teeth twice daily.

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

 

  1. Anil ______ apologize for his rudeness.

A. Could             B. Would           C. Ought            D. Must

 

  1. You ______ write such a long essay, only 250 words will do.

A. Need              B. Ought            C. Needn’t         D. Shall

 

  1. I am so hungry, I _____ eat a horse.

A. Could             B. Would           C. Should           D. May

 

  1. Why is he so late? He ______ have arrived by now.

A. Must              B. Shall              C. Should           D. Would

 

  1. Sonal ate 5 sandwiches; she _____ have been very hungry.

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

 

  1. Children _____ be seen and not heard.

A. Shall              B. Should           C. Need              D. Ought

 

  1. Which dress ______ I wear to the party?

A. Could             B. Shall              C. Might             D. Would

 

  1. You ______ consult Dr. Shah for a second opinion.

A. Would           B. Ought            C. May                D. Have

 

  1. If it rains today, it _____ snow tomorrow.

A. Might             B. Would           C. Need              D. Ought

 

  1. When she was young, she _____ run very fast.

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

 

Answer Key:

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Must’ shows compulsion.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Should’ shows duty/obligation.

 

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Must’ shows compulsion.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Needn’t’ shows what is not necessary.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Could’ shows unreal capacity (hypothetical capacity)

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Should’ is used to show probability.

 

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Must’ is used to show a necessity.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Should’ is used for moral obligation.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Shall’ is used to ask for advice.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘May’ is used to give a suggestion.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Might’ is used to show thin possibility.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Could’ shows past ability.