English Grammar Quiz On Must/Have To/Should

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English Grammar Quiz On Must/Have To/Should - Quiz

How good are your skills in the English language? Are you ready for an English grammar quiz on must/have to/should? For questions 1 to 5, you have to read each sentence and select the correct answer from the three options. For questions 6 to 10, you have to read each alternative and choose an answer that best fits the meaning of the first sentence. Wish you all the best with the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You ... drink tap water. It's not safe.

    • A.

      Shouldn't

    • B.

      Can't

    • C.

      Don't have to

    • D.

      Have to

    Correct Answer
    A. Shouldn't
    Explanation
    The statement "You shouldn't drink tap water. It's not safe." suggests that drinking tap water is not recommended because it is not safe. The word "shouldn't" indicates a negative recommendation or advice, implying that it is better to avoid drinking tap water due to safety concerns.

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  • 2. 

    I think people who live in apartments ... have dogs.

    • A.

      Mustn't

    • B.

      Should

    • C.

      Shouldn't

    • D.

      Have to

    Correct Answer
    C. Shouldn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shouldn't". This is because having dogs in apartments can often be challenging due to limited space and potential noise disturbances for neighbors. Therefore, it is generally recommended that people living in apartments should not have dogs.

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  • 3. 

    My girlfriend's allergic to dairy products, so she ... eat anything made from milk.

    • A.

      Doesn't have to

    • B.

      Has to

    • C.

      Can't

    • D.

      Will have to

    Correct Answer
    C. Can't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can't". This is because the sentence states that the girlfriend is allergic to dairy products, which means she is unable to eat anything made from milk. The word "can't" implies a lack of ability or permission, making it the appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 4. 

    You ... remember to finish the monthly report. The boss will be furious if you forget.  

    • A.

      Should

    • B.

      Must

    • C.

      Shouldn't

    • D.

      Can

    Correct Answer
    B. Must
    Explanation
    The word "must" is the correct answer because it indicates a strong obligation or necessity to remember to finish the monthly report. The sentence suggests that the boss will be angry if the task is forgotten, emphasizing the importance and urgency of completing it.

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  • 5. 

    The Botero exhibition was free so we ... pay for anything.

    • A.

      Shouldn't to

    • B.

      Hadn't to

    • C.

      Don't have to

    • D.

      Didn't have to

    Correct Answer
    D. Didn't have to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't have to". This is because the phrase "didn't have to" is used to express the absence of necessity or obligation. In this context, since the Botero exhibition was free, there was no need or requirement to pay for anything.

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  • 6. 

    Smoking is prohibited in public places.

    • A.

      You shouldn't smoke in public places.

    • B.

      You're not allowed to smoke in public places.

    • C.

      You don't have to smoke in public places.

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. You're not allowed to smoke in public places.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You're not allowed to smoke in public places." This answer accurately reflects the statement that smoking is prohibited in public places. It conveys the idea that there is a rule or regulation in place that prohibits smoking in public areas. The other options either suggest a personal choice or lack of obligation to smoke in public places, which contradicts the statement that smoking is prohibited.

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  • 7. 

    Attending today's meeting is not mandatory.

    • A.

      You don't have to go to the meeting.

    • B.

      You shouldn't go to the meeting.

    • C.

      You have to go to the meeting.

    • D.

      You will have to go to the meeting.

    Correct Answer
    A. You don't have to go to the meeting.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You don't have to go to the meeting." This answer is correct because it aligns with the statement that attending today's meeting is not mandatory. It suggests that there is no obligation or requirement for the person to attend the meeting.

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  • 8. 

    Trucks are not allowed to go on this road.

    • A.

      Trucks shouldn't go on this road.

    • B.

      Trucks can't go on this road.

    • C.

      Trucks don't have to go on this road.

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Trucks can't go on this road.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Trucks can't go on this road." This answer suggests that trucks are prohibited from using this road, indicating a restriction or ban on their access. The other options either express a suggestion or lack of obligation for trucks to use the road, which contradicts the given statement.

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  • 9. 

    It's not recommended to go swimming after having a big meal.

    • A.

      You don't have to go swimming after having a big meal.

    • B.

      You're not allowed to go swimming after having a big meal.

    • C.

      You are allowed to go swimming after having a meal.

    • D.

      You shouldn't go swimming after having a big meal.

    Correct Answer
    D. You shouldn't go swimming after having a big meal.
    Explanation
    Swimming after having a big meal is not recommended because it can lead to discomfort, cramping, and even potentially dangerous situations such as drowning. Digestion requires a significant amount of energy, and swimming immediately after a meal can divert blood flow away from the muscles needed for swimming, resulting in muscle cramps. It is best to wait for a couple of hours after eating before engaging in any strenuous physical activity like swimming.

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  • 10. 

    Tipping the waiter and the housekeeper is recommended but not mandatory in this resort.

    • A.

      You have to tip the waiter and the housekeeper.

    • B.

      You don't have to tip the waiter and the housekeeper.

    • C.

      You should tip the waiter and the housekeeper.

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. You should tip the waiter and the housekeeper.
    Explanation
    Tipping the waiter and the housekeeper is recommended but not mandatory in this resort. This means that it is suggested or advisable to tip the waiter and the housekeeper, but it is not required or obligatory. Therefore, the correct answer is "You should tip the waiter and the housekeeper," as it aligns with the recommendation given in the statement.

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