Exercises for Modal Verb

Exercises for Modal Verb
1. _____ you ready?
Are (B) Have (C) Will
(D) Can
2. ____ here earl y?
Will he
(B) Was he (C) Did he be ( D) Were he
3. I ___ happy about the price of eggs.
(A) am't ( B) am not (C) do not
( D) won’t
4. Since last year I____ hi m onl y once.
have seen (B) have been seeing (C)
see (D) was seeing
5. Donald ___ sixteen tomorrow.
is being ( B) going to be
(C) shall be ( D) will be
6. I ___ the stor y at all.
(A) don't li ke
(B) like (C) am fond of (D) would like
7. I would rather ___ than play now.
(A) to study
(B)am studying
(C) study (D) studied
8. I'd rather you ___ anything about it for the ti me being.
(A) do (B) didn't do (C) don't
(D) didn't
9. The car___much money.
not cost
(B) not have cost (C) isn't cost (D) didn't cost
10. I ___ li ke to eat fi sh.
(A) am (B) have (C) do (D) be
11. ___ repeat the question?
(A) Shall I (B) Will I (C)Would you li ke that I ( D) Do you want that I
12. My teacher knows more than ___.
my uncle knows
(B) my uncle does
(C) they know
(D)they don't know
13. He___to meet us at the station, but didn't see us.
did go (B) did went (C)
goes ( D) had
14. Not onl y ____us li ght.
does the sun gi ve (B) the sun gi ves
(C) gi ves the sun
(D) the sun does gi ve
15. ____ you tell me what has happened?
(A) May
(B) Must (C) Can (D) Could
16. Anne___tomorrow.
(A) can sing (B) can to sing (C) is going sing (D) going to sing
17. You___hand it in at once, you may hand it in tomorrow.
needn't ( B) may not (C)
can't (D) must not
18. Tell the boy that he ___ in the ri ver.
(A) swi ms (B) swi m (C) swi mming ( D) to swi m
19. Joan___play on Saturday.
(A) going to (B) can ( C) is going ( D) can to
20. Susan and I can go to the lectur e ___.
(A) but neither can Charles (B) and so Charies can
but Charles can't
(D) and Charles also can
21. "That must be a mistake." " No it a mistake."(2)
must not be (B) needn't be (C) cannot be (D) would not be
22. You ___ be more caref ul next ti me.
have to (B) may
(C) must
(D) had to
23. I hoped ___ my letter.
her to answering
(B) that she would answer
(C) that she answer
(D) her answering
24. What___for you?
shall I do
(B) I may do
(C) can I do
(D) must I do
25. ___ I water the trees on Tuesday? No, you needn't.
Can (B) Must
(C) May
(D) Shall
26. It is hi gh ti me that we
have ( B) had (C) would have
(D) will have
27. You___to the meeting this afternoon if you have something i mportant
to do.
( A) needn't to come
(B) don't need come
(C)don't need coming
(D) needn't come
28. It ___ rain tomorrow.
can ( B) must
( C) should
(D) may
29. I ___finish this before I go.
must (B) do
(C) may (D) shall
30. The meeting begi ns at eight o'clock. We ____ be late.
mustn't (B) needn't (C) may not
(D) can not
31. ___ you be here at ei ght o'clock tomorrow morning?
Would (B)Should (C) Can
(D) Could
32. It ___ be difficult to l earn Japanese.
shall (B) must
( C) sho uld
(D) need
33. ___ I have a talk with the Part y Secretary now?
Will (B) Did
(C) May
(D) Can
34. "Did your brother break the window?" "He ___ have done it."
not (B) is (C)
(D) can
35. May we
in the halls?
smoke (B) will smoke (C) to smoke ( D) smoki ng
36. I'm not sure that I'll go to the concert. I ___ go.
(B) did
(C) did not (D) am
37. Since it is already midnight, ___.
had better leaving
(B)ought to have leave
(C) should take our leave
(D) mi ght as well leave
38. She doesn't answer the doorbell. She___be asleep.
(A) ought to
(B) mi ght (C) must have
( D) should
39. Our teacher had one strict rule. She said t hat all the students___to
class on ti me.
(A) came (B) mi ght come ( C) must come
(D) mus t have come
40. ___ I ask your name?
(A) Can (B) Could (C) Should (D) Might
41. ____ you be happy!
May (B) Can (C) Must
(D) Would
42. John studied hard that he___ the examination.
will pass
(B) may pass
(C) passes (D) would pass
43. "Must we come tomorrow?" "___ .”
(A)No, you can't (B) No, you needn't (C)No, you must(D)No,you may
44. Must I go with you? No, you ___.
(A) mustn't (B) can't
(C) needn't (D) may not
45. You____
lesson, though we have it on Thursday.
mustn't ...needn't
(B) needn't ...mustn't
(C) mustn't ...mustn't
(D) needn't... needn't
46. He___ go there.
dare not ( B) dare not (C) dares not to (D) does not dare
47. "You___read that article if you don’t want to.”
(A) needn't ( B) mustn’t (C)haven't ( D) can’ t
48. You___afraid of any difficulties.
(A) need not to be (B) need not ( C) don't need ( D) need not be
49. You___see hi m, but I must.
(A) haven't
(B) can’t ( C) mustn't ( D) needn’t
50. To succeed in a difficult task, ___.
(A) one needs to wor k har d
(B) to wor k hard is needed
(C) you need be a hard -working person
(D) to wor k hard is what one needs
51. We shall___hurry if we are going to catch the 12:00 train.
must ( B) need
(C) necessary (D) have t o
52. When the stor m comes all windows ___.
(A)ought to close
(B) out to be closing
(C) ought to be closed
(D) ought to closed
53. It is strange that he ___ so.
would say (B) would speak
(C) should say (D) will speak
54. 1 think you'd better___his advice and rest for a few days.
to take (B) taking (C) take
(D) took
55. In case I____ I would try again.
will fail
(B) would miss (C) should fail (D) shall miss
56. Since the road is wet t his morning, ___ last night.
it must rain
(B) it must have rained
(C) it must be rained
(D) it must have been rained
57. Some people feel that handguns ___ .
(A) should control
(B) should be controlled
(C) must be controlling ( D) can be control
58. He asked me if he___open the window.
(B) woul d
(C) will
(D) sho ul d
59. ____open the door for you?
(A) Would you li ke t hat I (B) D 0 you want that I (C) Will I (D) Shall I
60. Ever yone ___do his best for the moder nizati on of our countr y.
can ( B) may
(C) should (D) had to
61. You
at once.
had better to go
(B) had better go
(C) had to go better
(D) had better gone
62. "Do you want me to l end some money?" " I wish you ___. I would
pay you back next week.
should (B) did (C) mi ght (D) would
63. Look what you've ____ done! You ___ be more careful.
(A) may (B) shoul d
(C) had to (D) would
64. "Your shirt is dirty,
it for you?”
(A)am I washing (B) am I going to wash (C) will I wash (D)shall I wash
65. He ___ not pay unless he is punished to pay.
( B) will (C) should
( D) would
66. Even if he has ti me, he___shopping in town on Sunday.
won't go
(B) will go
(C) won't go to (D) doesn't go
67. If onl y we wor k hard, the difficulties ____ overcome.
will be (B) must be (C) should have
(D) have to
68. I___such a mistake again.
shall never make (B) will never make
(C) can never do
(D) need never do
69. "Will you lend me the book?" "Yes, I___. "
(B) shall
(C) can
(D) may
70. If I had ti me___see that new movie at the Universit y Theater.
(B) I may
( C) I shall
(D) I'd
71. I___li ke to know where you were born.
( B) should
(C) could (D) may
72. I ___ it again.
(A) would li ke you t o read
(B) would li ke that you read
would li ke you reading
(D)would li ke you read
73. Peter___like to meet Mary.
(A) does
(B) would
( C) should
(D) had
74. I
me what happened.
(A) would li ke you t ell
(B) would li ke you to tell
(C) would li ke you telling
(D) would like you that you tell
75. What to do when you finish your course at Leeds?
(A)shall you like( B) do you li ke ( C) would you li ke (D) have you li ked
76. ____to have lunch with us today?
(A)Do you li ke( B)Would you li ke ( C) Will you li ke (D) Have you li ke
77. I hope you can visit my countr y soon, because___ to show you some
of the beaut iful places near my home.
(A) I li ke
(B) I'd like
(C) I will like (D) I shall like
78. My father___such a thing.
(A) cannot say (B) couldn't say (C) may not say (D) cannot have said
79. We didn't see hi m at the lecture yesterday. He ____ it.
(A) mustn't attend
(B) cannot have attended
(C) would have not attended
(D) needn't have attended
80. He went on foot, but ___ by bus.
mi ght of gone
(B) should gone
(C) could have gone (D) ought have gone
81. The English of this can't_ __it herself.
(A) have to write ( B) have written ( C)had written ( D) be wr itten
82. You had better___late tomorrow afternoon.
(A) not to be (B) not be ( C) being not (D) to be not
83. You___the look on his face when he won the prize.
(A) would ha ve seen (B) can be seeing (C) must see ( D) should have seen
84. "Where are my keys? I ___ lost them.”
(A) ought to (B) should have (C) will have ( D) must have
85. He___finished earlier.
can have
(B) ought to
(C) could have (D) should
86. She ___ for yesterday'test, but she didn’t.
(A) should have studied (B) would study
(C) mi ght be studying
(D) must have studied
87. Bill said that he ____ into the city to pick up his children.
will drive
(B) would dri ve (C) is driving
(D) dri ves
88. He ___ breakfast at eight o'clock when he lived alone.
nowadays he
it at seven.
(A)was used to have ... is having (B) was used to having ...i s having
used to have ... has
(D) used to having ...was
89. ____ open the door for you?
(A)Would you like that I ( B) Do you want me (C) Will I (D) Shall I
90. The light is out in her room; she ____ to bed.
must have gone (B) had gone ( C) must be going (D) must go
91. They ___ that far.
mi ght be gone
(B) should gone
(C) could have gone
(D) ought have gone
92. You ought not to
hi m that the day before.
have told
(B) tell (C)
be telling
(D) had told
93. What
I do for you?
(A) can ( B) may (C) must (D) shall
94. The children ___ play outside.
(A) aren't going (B) aren’t going to ( C) not going to (D) going to
95. The doctor suggested t hat he ___ an operation at once.
must have (B) had (C) have
( D) had had
96. He___to the far m yest erday.
(A) need go (B) needed go (C) has to go ( D) had to go
97. ___ to the doctor 's this morning.
(A) Have you to go ( B) Have you go (C) Do you go to (D) Had you to go
98. The villagers___to fet ch water from a dirt y pond before liberation.
(A) could ( B) must (C) had ( D) mi ght
99. In the old societ y Grandpa Zho u ___ to work long hours a day.
(A) was wor king ( B) was having (C) had ( D) has
100. Ever ybody ___ in bed.
has to spend some ti me (B) have to spend some time
has to spend someti mes (D) have to spend someti mes
The water is ver y cold. You'd better not ___.
to swi m
(B) swi mming (C) swi m (D) swam
You___dri ve carefully. The roads are wet.
had rather (B) would rather
(C) had better (D) would better
You___ go now. It 's getting late.
had rather (B) would (C) had better (D) would
I think we had better___hi m the news now.
to tell (B) telling (C) told
(D) tell
Since the bus is crowded, we ___.
had better wal k to home
( B)
have better wal k home
had better wal k home
had better to wal k ho me
"You___come in now, Mary!
It 's getting cold.”" I ___ go on
playing in the garden."
had better...had better
(B) would rather...had bett er
had better...would rather (D) had better...would have better
When I was a boy, I ___ chocol ate.
would li ke (B) was used to li ke(C) should li ke (D) used to li ke
"Are you a fil m star?" " ___. ”
Yes, I am not
(B) Yes, I was (C) I used to be ( D) I used to
109. We ___ go to the movies quite frequently.
(A) use to ( B) used to ( C ) were used to (D) are used to
110. I ___ have breakf ast at half past seven. But now I have it at seven.
(A) used ( B) used t o ( C) was used to (D) am used to
111. She___not wal k alone in the dar k.
(B) can (C) should ( I)) need
112. I
tell her the truth.
cannot help (B) cannot but
(C) may not help (D) could but
I wasn't supposed to go to the movies, but I ___ myself.
cannot help (B) couldn't but (C) had to help (D) couldn't help
When a friend gave Jim a ticket to t he game, he ___ go.
(A)couldn't help (B) cannot but (C)couldn't help but (D) j ust have to
Looking at my deter mi ned face, the bi g boy ___ pick up the fi ght.
dares not
(B) dare not (C) doesn't dare
(D) dares not to
116.He began to write two hours ago. He___have finished the article now.
(A) must
( B) ought (C) ought to ( D) had to
They asked Tom to gi ve hi m a drink, and he____ .
(A) hadn't ( B) wasn't C) wouldn't D) shouldn't
As the physics is hard enough, I ___ study it.
(A) cannot ( B) can't (C) am not abl e to ( D)
am not able
119. He is ver y strong. He will be able___for another hour.
wor k (B) wor king (C) to wor k ( D) to be wor ked
He___ li ve in the country than in the cit y.
(A) prefers
( B) likes better to ( C) had better (D) would rather
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