Modal auxiliary Worksheet-2

Modal auxiliary Worksheet-2


Fill in the blank with the correct modal auxiliary:

  1. We ______ to keep our surroundings clean.

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


  1. Everyone _____ be present tomorrow since it is the Independence Day.

A. Has to            B. Have to          C. Had to           D. Shall


  1. You have a sweet voice; you _____ take singing lessons.

A. Ought            B. Should           C. Would           D. Used


  1. You will _______ improve your handwriting if you do not want to lose marks.

A. Must              B. Have to          C. Had to           D. Has to


  1. When she was a schoolgirl, she _____ write lovely essays.

A. Used to          B. Will                C. May                D. Might


  1. India _____ easily win the match against Bangladesh.

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


  1. If we start at 5 a.m. we _____ easily reach Mumbai by 5 p.m.

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


  1. Children _____ be given basic education.

A. Ought            B. Has to            C. Must              D. Would


  1. One ______ exercise regularly to stay fit.

A. Ought            B. Should           C. Will                D. Would


  1. They can do all this, _____ they?

A. Can                B. Can’t              C. Couldn’t        D. Won’t


Answer Key:

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Ought + to’ shows obligation.


  1. A

Explanation: ‘Has to’ shows compulsion.


  1. B

Explanation: ‘Should’ is used for giving advice.


  1. B

Explanation: ‘Have to’ shows compulsion.


  1. A

Explanation: ‘Used to’ is used for showing past habits.


  1. A

Explanation: ‘Should’ expresses probability.


  1. A

Explanation: ‘Can’ shows ability.


  1. C

Explanation: ‘Must’ shows strong obligation or



  1. B

Explanation: ‘Should’ shows obligation or suggestion.


  1. B

Explanation: The sentence is positive, hence negative question tag with ‘can.’