Modals To Express Ability! Grammar Trivia Quiz

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Below is a grammar trivia quiz that is designed to see how much you understand when it comes to Modals to Express Ability. These specific modals show the chances of an outcome or event taking place and most people have a hard time using them correctly. Take up this test and get to learn more about their use. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I want to ask Malik to translate this letter from French into Arabic for me. He can ............. French very well.

    • A.

      Speak

    • B.

      Speaks

    • C.

      To speak

    • D.

      Not speak

    Correct Answer
    A. Speak
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "speak." This is because the sentence is in the present tense and is referring to Malik's ability to speak French. The verb "speak" matches the subject "He" and agrees with the singular third-person form.

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  • 2. 

    The secretary .................. finish the report last week because she didn't have sufficient data.

    • A.

      Is able to

    • B.

      Can't

    • C.

      Couldn't

    • D.

      Wasn't able

    Correct Answer
    C. Couldn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "couldn't". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and is referring to an action that the secretary was unable to complete in the past. The word "couldn't" indicates the inability to finish the report due to insufficient data.

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  • 3. 

    I can't buy that villa because it's ................... expensive.

    • A.

      To

    • B.

      Too

    • C.

      Very

    • D.

      Not

    Correct Answer
    B. Too
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "too". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing that they cannot buy the villa because it is excessively expensive. The word "too" is used to convey this meaning of excess or extreme.

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  • 4. 

    Make a question: A: .........................................................? B: At that store.            ( You can find bottled water at that store)

    Correct Answer
    Where can I find bottled water?
    Where can I find bottled water
  • 5. 

    Rewrite the sentence using be able to: We can help you with your assignment tomorrow.

    Correct Answer
    We will be able to help you with your assignment tomorrow.
    Explanation
    The original sentence states that "We can help you with your assignment tomorrow." The suggested rewrite changes "can" to "will be able to," which conveys the same meaning. This indicates that in the future, the person or group mentioned will have the capability or opportunity to assist with the assignment.

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  • 6. 

    Rewrite the sentence and correct the error. I didn't be able to call you last night.

    Correct Answer
    I was not able to call you last night.
    I wasn't able to call you last night.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I was not able to call you last night" or "I wasn't able to call you last night." Both of these sentences correct the error in the original sentence by using the correct verb form "was/wasn't able" instead of "didn't be able."

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