Modal auxiliary verbs worksheet for grade 7

Complete the following sentences using appropriate modal auxiliary verbs.

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

2. You ——————- to be punctual. (should / ought / must)

3. ——————- I wait here? (Would / Should)

4. ——————- you mind waiting for me? (Could / Would / Should)

5. You ———————- pay your debts. (must / ought)

6. I ——————- not have watered the plants. As soon as I finished, it started raining. (need / must / should)

7. She ——————- read when she was just four. (could / must / can)

8. If you had finished that assignment on time, you —————— not have lost your job. (will / would / may)

9. I was afraid that he ——————— get angry. (may / can / might)

10. How ——————- you contradict me? (dare / need / should)

11. I ran fast and ———————- reach safely. (would / was able to / could)

12. —————— I open the window? (would / should)

13. ———————– I have another piece of cake? (Would / Should / Could)

14. If I become the Prime Minister, I ————— make education free for all.

Answers

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

2. You ought to be punctual.

3. Should I wait here?

4. Would you mind waiting for me?

5. You must pay your debts.

6. I need not have watered the plants. As soon as I finished, it started raining.

7. She could read when she was just four.

8. If you had finished that assignment on time, you would not have lost your job.

9. I was afraid that he might get angry.

10. How dare you contradict me?

11. I ran fast and was able to reach safely.

12. Should I open the window?

13. Could I have another piece of cake?

14. If I become the Prime Minister, I will make education free for all.

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