Auxiliary verbs exercise

October 9, 2012pdf

Fill in the blanks with appropriate modal auxiliary verbs. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

Question 1

Help! He ………………………………………… be drowned, if no one saves him.

a) will

b) shall

c) should

Question 2

……………………………………………. I send an application?

a) will

b) would

c) should

Question 3

Pay your fees in time lest you …………………………………………. be fined.

a) shall

b) should

c) would

Question 4

If I were you, I ………………………………………….. do it.

a) wouldn’t

b) can’t

c) won’t

Question 5

That …………………………………….. have been a shooting star.

a) must

b) can

c) shall

Question 6

………………………………………….. you like to go to the pictures tonight?

a) would

b) should

c) may

Question 7

I think it ………………………………………… rain tonight.

a) will

b) shall

c) can

Question 8

…………………………………….. I wait any longer?

a) should

b) would

c) will

Question 9

…………………………………………… you be able to visit us tomorrow?

a) will

b) shall

c) should

Question 10

In my younger days I …………………………………………. run four miles at a stretch.

a) could

b) should

c) can

Answers

1. Help! He will be drowned if no one saves him.

2. Should I send an application?

3. Pay your fees in time, lest you should be fined.

4. If I were you, I wouldn’t do it.

5. That must have been a shooting star.

6. Would you like to go to the pictures tonight?

7. I think it will rain tonight.

8. Should I wait any longer?

9. Will you be able to visit us tomorrow?

10. In my younger days, I could run four miles at a stretch.

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