Unit 10 Test Modal Verbs

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  • 1. 

    Which modal verb do we use to describe a past ability to do something?

    • A.

      Can

    • B.

      Should

    • C.

      Could

    • D.

      Must

    Correct Answer
    C. Could
    Explanation
    The modal verb "could" is used to describe a past ability to do something. It suggests that the person had the capability or skill to do something in the past, but it does not necessarily mean that they actually did it. "Could" is commonly used to talk about past abilities or skills in English.

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  • 2. 

    Which modal verb do we use when we are obliged or required to do something?

    • A.

      Can

    • B.

      Should

    • C.

      Could

    • D.

      Must

    Correct Answer
    D. Must
    Explanation
    When we are obliged or required to do something, we use the modal verb "must". "Must" expresses a strong obligation or necessity. It indicates that the action is necessary and there is no alternative. Therefore, "must" is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 3. 

    Which modal verb do we use to explain a need or urgent want?

    • A.

      Need

    • B.

      May

    • C.

      Might

    • D.

      Should

    Correct Answer
    A. Need
    Explanation
    The modal verb "need" is used to explain a need or urgent want. It expresses necessity or obligation, indicating that something is required or necessary to be done.

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  • 4. 

    Which modal verb do we use to express a moral obligation?

    • A.

      Need

    • B.

      May

    • C.

      Might

    • D.

      Should

    Correct Answer
    D. Should
    Explanation
    We use the modal verb "should" to express a moral obligation. This implies that it is the right or proper thing to do in a given situation, based on societal norms or personal beliefs. "Should" indicates a sense of duty or responsibility towards a certain action or behavior, making it the appropriate choice for expressing moral obligations.

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  • 5. 

    Which modal verb do we use to express something is possible?

    • A.

      Need

    • B.

      May

    • C.

      Must

    • D.

      Should

    Correct Answer
    B. May
    Explanation
    We use the modal verb "may" to express that something is possible. "May" indicates that there is a chance or likelihood for something to happen or be true. It suggests that there is a possibility for the situation or event to occur, but it is not certain.

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