# 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.’