Modals

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  • Q1

    Rewrite each of the following sentences using a modal verb.

    (a) One is required to respect the national flag.

    (b) It is not necessary for you to pay for my shopping.

    (c) I’m certain that Sherlock buried something in the backyard.

    (d) Ryan had permission to go to the party.

    (e) I prefer to stay at home and read instead of going shopping.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) One must respect the national flag.

    (b) You need not pay for my shopping.

    (c) Sherlock must have buried something in the backyard.

    (d) Ryan could go to the party.

    (e) I would rather stay at home and read than go shopping.

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  • Q2

    Fill in the blanks with correct modal forms of the verbs given in brackets.

    (a) I ______ (buy) sugar on my way home, but I didn’t know there is nothing left of it.

    (b) I was sure he _____ (finish) the work.

    (c) Rini missed her flight. She ______ (leave) a little early.

    (d) Don’t you think you easily _______ (pass) the exam if you’d studied a bit seriously?

    (e) I know I _______ (eat) those many pies. My stomach hurts now!

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) I could have bought sugar on my way home, but I didn’t know there is nothing left of it.

    (b) I was sure he would have finished the work.

    (c) Rini missed her flight. She should have left a little early.

    (d) Don’t you think you easily could have passed the exam if you’d studied a bit seriously?

    (e) I know I shouldn’t have eaten those many pies. My stomach hurts now!

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  • Q3

    Rewrite the sentences as per the suggestions given in the brackets.

    (a) If she works hard, she will pass. (Use should)

    (b) I would visit my grandpa every Saturday; now I get to see him just once in a month. (Use used to)

    (c) How could you enter my room without my permission? (Use dare)

    (d) I should finish this project in one hour. (Use have to)

    (e) Don’t you meet him; just send a text on his mobile number. (Use need)

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Should she work hard, she will pass.

    (b) I used to visit my grandpa every Saturday; now I get to see him just once in a month.

    (c) How dare you enter my room without my permission?

    (d) I have to finish this project in one hour.

    (e) You need not meet him; just send a text on his mobile number.

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  • Q4

    Choose the correct option to make correct sentences.

    (a) ________ (will/ shall) you please open the door?

    (b) ________ (shall/ will) we dance?

    (c) I remember my granny _________ (should/ would) feed cows every morning.

    (d) I think you ________ (should/ will) complete this task yourself.

    (e) ________ (would/ will) you like to come along for a movie in the evening?

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Will you please open the door?

    (b) Shall we dance?

    (c) I remember my granny would feed cows every morning.

    (d) I think you should complete this task yourself.

    (e) Would you like to come along for a movie in the evening?

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  • Q5

    Fill in the blanks with suitable modals.

    (a) I feel pets ______ be very troublesome at times.

    (b) My sister _______ speak French when she was seven.

    (c) The government _________ take some substantial steps to check inflation.

    (d) I was sceptical that if I asked him again, he ______ refuse it.

    (e) My dad types so fast. He ________ type 80 words per minute.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) I feel pets can be very troublesome at times.

    (b) My sister could speak French when she was seven.

    (c) The government may take some substantial steps to check inflation.

    (d) I was sceptical that if I asked him again, he might refuse it.

    (e) My dad types so fast. He can type 80 words per minute.

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