Modals In Past

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Read the situation and choose the most logical option or options. There may be 1, 2, 3, or 4 correct answers. You have to choose all possible options.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Paul didn't come to the party. It's a pity, because I __________ to see him.
    • A. 

      Could have liked

    • B. 

      Should have liked

    • C. 

      Would have liked

    • D. 

      Will have liked

  • 2. 
    Of course we're lost! That map is ten years old at least.I told you we _____________ Tom's SatNav (GPS)
    • A. 

      Can have borrowed

    • B. 

      Could have borrowed

    • C. 

      Should have borrowed

    • D. 

      Might have borrowed

  • 3. 
    I can't find my keys! They ______________  out of my pocket when I was getting out of the car.
    • A. 

      Should have fallen

    • B. 

      Must have fallen

    • C. 

      Might have fallen

    • D. 

      Had to fall

  • 4. 
    'Sarah says she's almost finished painting the house.''And you believe her? I bet you that when we visit her at Christmas she ___________.'
    • A. 

      Mustn't have finished

    • B. 

      Shouldn't have finished

    • C. 

      Wouldn't have finished

    • D. 

      Won't have finished

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Can have been

    • B. 

      Can't have been

    • C. 

      Must have been

    • D. 

      Mustn't have been

  • 6. 
    I didn't know they had divorced! I spent 5 minutes telling Helen how lucky she was to have a husband like David. You _________ me!
    • A. 

      Could have told

    • B. 

      Should have told

    • C. 

      Ought to have told

    • D. 

      Had to tell

  • 7. 
    England _____________ the match if the referee hadn't been so obviously on Germany's side!
    • A. 

      Could have won

    • B. 

      Should have won

    • C. 

      Might have won

    • D. 

      Would have won

  • 8. 
    'How was your holiday in the Carribean?''Different! On the second  and third day we had to stay indoors because we were hit by a hurricane.''Oh! That _____________ terrifying!'
    • A. 

      Should have been

    • B. 

      Might have been

    • C. 

      Must have been

    • D. 

      Will have been

  • 9. 
    'No, Simon didn't want to take me to the interview, so I went by train.''That's not fair! He ______________ you anyway, because he had to look after Granny.'
    • A. 

      Couldn't have taken

    • B. 

      Can't have taken

    • C. 

      Might not have taken

    • D. 

      Shouldn't have taken

  • 10. 
    'I haven't seen Rob. Hasn't he come today?''No, he hasn't. He ___________ told to work late.'
    • A. 

      Could have been

    • B. 

      Might have been

    • C. 

      May have been

    • D. 

      Must have been