Modal auxiliary verbs worksheet for class 7

Modal auxiliary verbs are words like can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, aught and need. Modals are used with other verbs to express ideas such as ability, possibility, permission, obligation etc.

This grammar exercise tests your ability to use modal auxiliary verbs.

Complete the following sentences using appropriate modal auxiliaries.

 

1. I don’t think that I ………………. be able to go. (will / should / can)

2. He ………………. not go unless you throw him out. (shall / will)

3. You ………………….. to obey the rules. (must / should / ought)

4. I wish you ……………….. tell me earlier. (would / should / must)

5. ……………….. I help you? (Would / Should / Will)

6. He said that I ………………. use his phone whenever I wanted. (can / could / may)

7. I ……………………… him, so I sent him a message. (needn’t to see / didn’t need to see / needn’t have seen)

8. ………………. you show me the way to the railway station? (Should / Could / Might)

9. He ……………….. be an atheist but now he is a true believer. (would / used to / ought to)

10. You ……………… light a match for the room is full of gas. (must not / need not / will not)

Answers

1. I don’t think that I will be able to go.

2. He will not go unless you throw him out.

3. You ought to obey the rules.

4. I wish you would tell me earlier.

5. Should I help you?

6. He said that I could use his phone whenever I wanted.

7. I didn’t need to see him, so I sent him a message.

8. Could you show me the way to the railway station?

9. He used to be an atheist but now he is a true believer.

10. You must not light a match for the room is full of gas.

Manjusha Nambiar

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2 Responses

  1. arnav says:

    very educational!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Aliyah says:

    Very nice

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