Modal auxiliary Worksheet-4

Modal auxiliary Worksheet-4


Fill in the blank with the correct modal auxiliary:

  1. If the dish is put into the microwave it _____ break.

A. Should           B. Ought            C. Have to          D. Might


  1. Sheila did not ask her mother before going out. She ____ have.

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


  1. The students ______ not touch anything on the teacher’s table.

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


  1. The new girl _____ to make friends soon.

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


  1. All teachers ______ to be expert counselors too.

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


  1. We _____ switch off the lights when we leave the room.

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


  1. These vaccinations ______ be kept under refrigeration.

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


  1. “You _____ leave now,” said the Principal.

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


  1. Harry wouldn’t do such a thing, _____ he?

A. Will                B. Won’t             C. Wouldn’t       D. Would


  1. Of course, Shital ______ lift this heavy bag; she is so small.

A. Can                B. Cannot          C. Will                D. Would


Answer Key:

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Might’ shows possibility.


  1. D

Explanation: ‘Should’ shows obligation or suggestion.


  1. B

Explanation: ‘Dare’ is usually used for challenge.


  1. C

Explanation: ‘Ought + to’ is used to show probability.


  1. D

Explanation: ‘Need + to’ shows compulsion.


  1. B

Explanation: ‘Must’ shows compulsion.


  1. B

Explanation: ‘Must’ is used to show compulsion.


  1. A

Explanation: ‘May’ is used to give permission.


  1. D

Explanation: Sentence is negative; hence positive question tag with ‘would.’


  1. B

Explanation: Bag = heavy and Shital = small; hence negative ability with ‘cannot.’