Modal auxiliary Worksheet-1

Modal auxiliary Worksheet-1

 

Fill in the blank with the correct modal auxiliary:

  1. _____ I come in Ma’am?

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

 

  1. He is strong now; so he ____ easily lift this heavy box.

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

 

  1. What _____ you prefer; tea or coffee?

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

 

  1. One _____ follow traffic rules.

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

 

  1. People ______ help others whenever possible.

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

 

  1. Sunita _____ easily solve the sums.

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

 

  1. When I was in college, I ______ play tennis every Sunday.

A. Could             B. Used to          C. Should           D. Might

 

  1. What _____ you have; tea or a cold drink?

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

 

  1. You ______ study harder if you want to stand first.

A. Can                B. Could             C. Must              D. Might

 

  1. This little boy _____ read big books when he was just six.

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

 

Answer Key:

  1. A

Explanation: ‘May’ is used for permission.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Can’ shows present day ability.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Would’ is used for preference.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Must’ shows compulsion.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Should’ is used to show obligation.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Can’ shows ability.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Used to’ shows past habits.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Will’ is used for preference.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Must’ shows compulsion.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Could’ shows past ability.