Advanced English Grammar

 

 

Modal Verb Exercises

 

Good modal verb exercises can help you improve your understanding and usage of this particular grammar item.

You can use this page as an introduction, of sorts, to the modal exercises that exist in this site.

Modal Verbs List

can
could
dare
may
might
ought
shall
should
will
would


Modal Verb Exercises


Rewrite the sentences with the choices given and then check your answers below.


Example:

Perhaps she fell.

A. may have
B. could have

A.  B.

1. Perhaps they said that. I can't remember now.

A. might have
B. could have

A.  B.

2. Perhaps she saw us.

A. could have
B. might have

A.  B.

3. I think we took the wrong road, we're lost.

A. must have


A.

4. I wish you had seen it. It was spectacular!

A. should have


A.

5. Perhaps when I'm 60 I won't remember her.

A. will have forgotten


A.

6. You sould have listened to her from the beginning.

A. ought to have


A.

7. It was possible for me to go but I didn't.

A. could have


A.

8. I ought to have known that you would be late.

A. should have


A.

9. It is possible to have happened but not likely.

A. could have


A.

10. They wondered out loud as to what to do next.

A. shall


A.

 
   
 

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