Modal Auxiliary Verb Worksheet For Class 6

Fill in the blanks with appropriate modal auxiliary verbs.

Notes

Use can and could to express ability. Note that could is used to talk about past ability.

Use should or must to talk about obligation. Must shows strong obligation.

Use will to talk about willingness and determination.

Use may and might to talk about possibility. Note that might shows weak possibility.

Use would in polite offers, requests etc.

1. I …………………… not do this. (determination)

2. He ……………………… speak six languages. (ability)

3. We ……………………….. hold a party next week. (possibility)

4. It ………………………. rain later in the day. (possibility)

5. We ………………………. obey the rules. (obligation)

6. She ……………………….. run two miles in 10 minutes when she was younger. (ability)

7. ………………………. I come in? (permission)

8. She ………………………… have helped me if she wanted to. (ability)

9. …………………………. you swim? (ability)

10. ………………………… you solve this puzzle? (ability)

11. You ………………………… work hard. (compulsion)

12. ……………………….. I use your computer? (Permission)

13. We ………………………. respect our parents. (obligation)

14. …………………………. you like another cup of coffee? (Polite offer)

Answers

1. I will not do this.

2. He can speak six languages.

3. We may / might hold a party next week.

4. It may rain later in the day.

5. We must obey the rules.

6. She could run two miles in 10 minutes when she was younger.

7. May I come in?

8. She could have helped me if she wanted to. (We use could here because the other verb (wanted) is in the past tense.)

9. Can you swim?

10. Can you solve this puzzle?

11. You must work hard.

12. May I use your computer?

13. We must / should respect our parents.

14. Would you like another cup of coffee?

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