Modals Of Possibility And Probability! Grammar Quiz

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Modals Of Possibility And Probability! Grammar Quiz - Quiz

Modals of probability and possibility are used when one wants to learn more about a given situation. They should help us to describe a logical solution when it comes to an event. In this modals grammar quiz, all you have to do is fill in the blanks with the modals and adverbs used to express possibility or probability. Give it a try!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Some Chinese students always do really well on exams. It ____ mean they study a lot. (strong possibility)

    The word "must" is used to express a strong possibility or certainty. In this context, it suggests that it is highly likely that Chinese students who do well on exams study a lot.

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  • 2. 

    The French guard remained mute after I asked him a question. It ____ mean he didn’t understand me. (slight possibility)

    The French guard remaining mute after being asked a question suggests a slight possibility that he didn't understand. The words "might," "may," and "could" all convey this sense of uncertainty and possibility, making them suitable options to complete the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    The Muslim man who was sitting next to me smiled and gave me a handshake after I told him my opinion on immigration issues. _____ it means he agreed with me. (slight possibility)

    The correct answer for this question is "Perhaps" or "Maybe". This is because the Muslim man's smile and handshake could indicate agreement with the speaker's opinion on immigration issues, but it is not certain. The use of "perhaps" or "maybe" suggests that there is a slight possibility that the man agreed, but it is not definitively stated.

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  • 4. 

    I visited the front of Michael Jackson’s family house. It’s huge. That _____ means they are very rich. (strong possibility)

    The given sentence implies a strong possibility that Michael Jackson's family is wealthy based on the observation of their large house. To express this strong possibility in the sentence, we need a word that conveys a high level of certainty. The word "certainly" is an adverb that means "definitely" or "without a doubt." Using the word "certainly" in the given sentence emphasizes the speaker's belief that the size of the house is clear evidence of the family's wealth. So, by saying "That certainly means they are very rich," the speaker is expressing a strong conviction that the large size of Michael Jackson's family house is a clear indication of their wealth.

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  • 5. 

    My plants are dead. I ________________________________________________

    • A.

      Must give them more water

    • B.

      Can't not have given them enough water.

    • C.

       couldn't give them enough water.

    • D.

      Can't have given them enough water.

    Correct Answer
    D. Can't have given them enough water.
    The correct answer is "can't have given them enough water." This answer implies that the speaker believes they did not give their plants enough water, which is why they are dead. The use of "can't have" suggests that it was not possible for them to have given enough water, indicating a lack of ability or opportunity.

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