Grammar Quiz: Modals Of Preference! Trivia Questions

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Grammar Quiz: Modals Of Preference! Trivia Questions

This is a quiz to check your use of modals to express a preference. It checks your ability to use words that show your preference when you have some choices to choose from in a given situation. Think you have what it takes to tackle it? Give it your best shot and make sure you share it with your fellow classmates. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the correct response. Would you like me to come with you to the interview?
    • A. 

      No, it´s OK, I´d rather to go alone.

    • B. 

      No, it´s OK, I´d rather go alone.

  • 2. 
    Choose ALL the possible answers. Which would you prefer for dinner: pasta or pizza?
    • A. 

      I´d like pasta, please.

    • B. 

      I´d preferring pasta, please.

    • C. 

      I´d rather have pasta, please.

    • D. 

      I´d rather to have pasta, please.

    • E. 

      I´d prefer pasta, please.

  • 3. 
    Choose all the possible responses. We´re going to Scotland this summer to go camping. Would you like to come?
    • A. 

      Yes, I´d love it.

    • B. 

      Yes, I´d love to.

    • C. 

      No, I´d rather no.

    • D. 

      No,I´d rather not.

    • E. 

      I would prefer not to.

  • 4. 
    Tea or coffee?
    • A. 

      I´d prefer tea, please.

    • B. 

      I´d rather tea, please.

    • C. 

      I´d rather have tea, please.

    • D. 

      I´d like tea, please.

    • E. 

      Tea, please.

  • 5. 
    Choose all the correct responses. Can you work for us on Sunday afternoon?
    • A. 

      I´d rather not.

    • B. 

      I would prefer not to.

    • C. 

      No, I wouldn´t.

    • D. 

      I would prefer to.

  • 6. 
    Choose the best answer. Would you like to go to the cinema this evening?
    • A. 

      Sure, I´d prefer to.

    • B. 

      Yes, I´d like to. That would be great!

    • C. 

      No, I´d prefer. Í don´t like that film.

    • D. 

      No, I´d rather.

  • 7. 
    Would you prefer to see Alice in Wonderland or The Hurt Locker?
    • A. 

      I´d prefer to see Alice in Wonderland.

    • B. 

      I´d rather to see Alice in Wonderland.

    • C. 

      I´d rather see Alice in Wonderland.

    • D. 

      I´d prefer see Alice in Wonderland.

  • 8. 
    Fill in the blanks. Which would restaurant would you prefer: Chinese or Indian? I´d _____________ go to an Indian restaurant. I haven´t had a curry for ages!
  • 9. 
    Would you rather go to the lecture on Keats or the seminar on grammar? I´d __________ go to the lecture. I love his poetry!
  • 10. 
    I´d _________ do a Ph.D., but they take so much time!
  • 11. 
    Choose the best response options. Last night, I had to go shopping at the supermarket and make dinner.
    • A. 

      I´d rather have gone out for dinner.

    • B. 

      I´d rather have not gone out for dinner.

    • C. 

      I´d have liked to go out to dinner instead.

    • D. 

      I´d have preferred to go out for dinner.

  • 12. 
    Choose the best response. I had to work last weekend.
    • A. 

      I would not have preferred to work, but I had to finish a project.

    • B. 

      I would have preferred not to work, but I had to finish a project.

  • 13. 
    Choose the best option. I´m glad I didn´t go to the theatre.
    • A. 

      I would have not liked the play.

    • B. 

      I wouldn´t have liked the play.

  • 14. 
    I spent 10 hours on the bus yesterday.
    • A. 

      I would rather not have travelled, but I needed to see my family.

    • B. 

      I would not rather have travelled, but I needed to see my family.

    • C. 

      I would rather not travelled, but I needed to see my family.

  • 15. 
    Fill in the gaps, using rather´ and `to see´. I went to see Alice in Wonderland, but I _______________ a thriller instead!
  • 16. 
    Fill in the gaps, using ´prefer´ and ´to see´. I went to see Alice in Wonderland, but I ______________ a thriller instead!
  • 17. 
    Which is more formal?
    • A. 

      I would prefer tea, please.

    • B. 

      I´d prefer tea, please.