Modals Quiz 12

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Modals Quiz 12

#1. I knew that Marcus didn't have much money, but he has just bought a new car. He --------------- the money from someone.

Answer : b) must have borrowed

#2. Would you mind if I --------------- the secretary for half an hour, Mr Pitt? She has two thousand leaflets to send out.

Answer : b) helped

#3. As a single woman, Lucy --------------- quite a lot of money on clothes, jewellery and cosmetics, but now married with two children, she can't spare so much money on them.

Answer : d) would spend

#4. Since the day his manager transferred him to the foundry section of the steel works, he --------------- safety goggles.

Answer : b) has had to wear

#5. I --------------- listening to pop music at all, but recently I have realised that I quite like certain pop songs.

Answer : a) didn’t use to enjoy

#6. You ------------------------------ your doctor before you started dieting.

Answer : d) should have consulted

#7. James will book the hotel rooms for the German representatives and you --------------- them at the airport at eight o'clock. Is that clear?

Answer : c) are to meet

#8. Ton --------------- your jacket on a clothes hanger and not leave it on the chair. You'll crease it!

Answer : d) ought to hang

#9. They had their baby daughter in June and, since then, they --------------- in restaurants very often.

Answer : d) haven’t been able to eat

#10. Oh no, look at the sign! We --------------- here. These spaces are for doctors and emergency patients only.

Answer : d) aren’t supposed to park

#11. We --------------- anything tonight. We --------------- the leftovers from yesterday's dinner party.

Answer : e) needn’t cook/can eat

#12. You --------------- all your holiday money on the first day. You will need some for the rest of the week.

Answer : b) mustn’t spend

#13. It's not easy learning Turkish at home. Do you think I --------------- an evening course?

#14. My dictionary isn't in its usual place; someone --------------- it.

Answer : d) must have borrowed

#15. Living cells exist in a variety of shapes; for example, they --------------- cube-shaped or flat.

Answer : a) may be

#16. We --------------- get a visa before we --------------- go to Bulgaria.

Answer : c) have to/can

#17. He --------------- safety goggles, but he wasn't land, as a result, the hot steel badly damaged his eyes.

Answer : e) ought to have been wearing

#18. The company had sent the advertisement to the newspaper when they realised they'd mistyped the salary they were offering for the position. Luckily, they --------------- the newspaper to correct their mistake before they printed it.

Answer : b) were able to ask

#19. A: Well, I've got lots of great ideas, but I haven't written anything down yet. B: But you --------------- us a written outline of your section of the project today! A: Don't panic. I'll do it tomorrow.

Answer : d) were supposed to give

#20. A: Jack doesn't work for a computer company, so why has he gone to the computer exhibition? B: I don't know. He --------------- interested in buying a computer to use at home or perhaps he is thinking of starting his own company.

Answer : e) could be




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You ————— anything until after your operation. The nurses will tell you when it is all right.

a) needn’t eat
b) don’t have to eat
c) couldn’t eat
d) mustn’t eat
e) might not eat

Answer : d) mustn’t eat

Oh dear, my fruit cake is a little too sweet. I ————— the amount of sugar I add to the mixture next time.

a) have been reducing
b) should have reduced
c) will have to reduce
d) have had to reduce
e) must be reducing

Answer : c) will have to reduce

Isn’t it great that Tim and Sue have given up smoking? They both ————— too much.

a) used to smoke
b) ought to be smoking
c) must be smoking
d) would rather smoke
e) have been smoking

Answer : a) used to smoke

A: What’s happened to Mr Meyer?
B: He is ill in hospital. They ————— keep him in overnight, and if they do, he ————— travel back to Germany tomorrow morning.

a) may/won’t be able to
b) would/ought not to
c) shall/doesn’t have to
d) can/couldn’t
e) ought to/didn’t use to

Answer : a) may/won’t be able to

A: ————— we paint the kitchen this weekend?
B: We could, but I ————— wait until the weather gets better because we’ll have to open the windows.

a) Ought/prefer
b) May/must
c) Can/would like
d) Shall/would sooner
e) Would/had better

Answer : d) Shall/would sooner

A: I couldn’t persuade John to come to the match with us. He said he couldn’t afford it.
B: You ————— to lend him the money. A: I did, but he said he ————— borrow any money at the moment.

a) have offered/ought not to
b) could have offered/would rather not
c) may have offered/used not to
d) must have offered/wouldn’t like
e) can offer/had better not

Answer : b) could have offered/would rather not

————— I ask you a favour? ————— you work on Thursday night this week instead of Friday night?

a) Can/Will
b) Would/Will
c) May/Could
d) Might/Shall
e) Must/Would

Answer : c) May/Could

Amy Johnson, the first woman pilot who ————— from England to Australia, ————— several times during her flight to fill her plane with petrol.

a) had flown/has stopped
b) could fly/was stopping
c) used to fly/might stop
d) was flying/would rather stop
e) flew/had to stop

Answer : e) flew/had to stop

————— you take this screwdriver back to Mr Smith next door and thank him for lending it to us?

a) Will
b) Must
c) Ought
d) Shall
e) May

Answer : a) Will

They ————— their house yet. They only put it up for sale yesterday.

a) haven’t been selling
b) might not be selling
c) needn’t have sold
d) ought not to sell
e) can’t have sold

Answer : e) can’t have sold

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