Modal auxiliary verb worksheet for class 7

Complete the following sentences using appropriate modal auxiliary verbs.

1. If this is your bull, you ——————- be able to tell us which of its eyes is blind. (should / can / used to)

2. He ———————- smoke a lot, but now he doesn’t. (used to / could / should)

3. You ——————– apologize to him for your bad conduct. (should / ought)

4. I ——————– do something to help this poor boy. (must / would / ought)

5. ———————– you participate in the program? (Shall / Will / May)

6. It ———————– rain later in the evening. (may / can / should)

7. What ——————— I give you in return for your help? (should / need / ought to)

8. He ——————- stand on his head. (can / may / need)

9. You —————— work overtime to make up for it. (must / ought / used to)

10. They ——————– hardly move about without stepping on one of the chickens. (could / would / should)

Answers

1. If this is your bull, you should be able to tell us which of its eyes is blind.

2. He used to smoke a lot, but now he doesn’t.

3. You should apologize to him for your bad conduct.

4. I must do something to help this poor boy.

5. Will you participate in the program?

6. It may rain later in the evening.

7. What should I give you in return for your help?

8. He can stand on his head.

9. You must work overtime to make up for it.

10. They could hardly move about without stepping on one of the chickens.

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