Modal auxiliary Worksheet-3

Modal auxiliary Worksheet-3

 

Fill in the blank with the correct modal auxiliary:

  1. ______ you please pass the salt?

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

 

  1. He ______ have told us the whole story.

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

 

  1. Take my umbrella, it ____ rain.

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

 

  1. “You _____ let the patient rest now,” said the doctor.

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

 

  1. “Good morning! How ____ I help you?” said the receptionist.

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

 

  1. If I were you, I ______ have gone with him.

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

 

  1. One _____ always eat fresh food.

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

 

  1. His people ______ fight bravely to win the battle.

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

 

  1. It is quite late; we ______ stay the night at this place.

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

 

  1. Hitesh ______ run for miles when he was a child.

A. Can                B. Can’t              C. Could             D. Should

 

Answer Key:

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Would’ is used for polite requests.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Should’ is used for suggestion or obligation.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘May’ shows possibility.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Must’ shows compulsion.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Can’ is used for ability.

 

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Would’ is used in hypothetical cases, is a way of giving advice.

 

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Must’ shows compulsion.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Must’ shows compulsion.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Should’ shows obligation or suggestion.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Could’ is used to show past ability.