Modal auxiliary verbs worksheet for grade 7

Complete the following sentences using appropriate modal auxiliary verbs.

1. It ——————- rain this evening. (complete certainty)

a) won’t
b) must not
c) should not

2. There is the phone. That —————- be Jane. (complete certainty)

a) will
b) can
c) may

3. I ——————— see you again – who knows? (weak possibility)

a) might
b) may
c) will

4. They knelt in front of the child who —————— rule them one day. (complete certainty)

a) will
b) would
c) could

5. She ——————— be here soon. (possibility)

a) should
b) may
c) Either could be used here

6. I knew it ———————- be James. (complete certainty)

a) shouldn’t
b) couldn’t
c) can’t

7. One day we all ———————- be millionaires. (weak probability)

a) could
b) will
c) may

8. Kerala ——————- be quite warm in February. (theoretical possibility)

a) can
b) may
c) will

9. Students —————— pay their fee by the end of this month. (strong obligation)

a) must
b) should
c) ought to

10. ———————– I get a visa for Myanmar? (strong obligation)

a) Need
b) Will
c) Can

Answers

1. It won’t rain this evening.

2. There is the phone. That will be Jane.

3. I might see you again – who knows?

4. They knelt in front of the child who would rule them one day.

5. She should / may be here soon.

6. I knew it couldn’t be James.

7. One day we all could be millionaires.

8. Kerala can be quite warm in February.

9. Students must pay their fee by the end of this month.

10. Need I get a visa for Myanmar?

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