English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Verbs (Modal) (Questions)

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In the world of English, modal verbs such as 'can', 'will', 'shall', 'may', 'ought' and 'must' help main verbs, for example: 'he can run fast.' The verb is 'run' and the modal verb is 'can'.

To sharpen your modal verbs skills, have a go at the following quiz.

1. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
I will see my cousins tomorrow; I might see my aunt too.
[ ] cousins, aunt
[ ] see, see
[ ] tomorrow, too
[ ] will, might
2. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
I will receive my exam results later and Amy might too.
[ ] exam, results
[ ] I, Amy
[ ] receive, later
[ ] will, might
3. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
Can you pass me the salt please? I might need it.
[ ] Can, might
[ ] pass, need
[ ] you, I
[ ] you, me
4. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
May I borrow this book please? I will read it tonight.
[ ] book, tonight
[ ] borrow, read
[ ] I, it
[ ] May, will
5. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
When can we meet? I must do my homework first.
[ ] can, must
[ ] meet, do
[ ] we, I
[ ] When, first
6. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
I will see you next week; you must come when you can.
[ ] I, you, you
[ ] next, week, come
[ ] see, come, can
[ ] will, must, can
7. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
Should we call him? He might still be at home.
[ ] call, be
[ ] him, he
[ ] Should, might
[ ] we, he
8. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
Would you like a cup of tea? I'd like coffee please.
[ ] like, like
[ ] tea, coffee
[ ] Would, I'd (= I would)
[ ] you, I
9. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
I must go to the wedding and you ought to go too.
[ ] go, go
[ ] I, you
[ ] must, ought
[ ] to, too
10. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
They might not go to the wedding but I might go.
[ ] go, go
[ ] might, might
[ ] They, I
[ ] wedding, go
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Verbs (Modal) (Answers)
1. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
I will see my cousins tomorrow; I might see my aunt too.
[ ] cousins, aunt
[ ] see, see
[ ] tomorrow, too
[x] will, might
Modals can be used to imply the future
2. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
I will receive my exam results later and Amy might too.
[ ] exam, results
[ ] I, Amy
[ ] receive, later
[x] will, might
3. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
Can you pass me the salt please? I might need it.
[x] Can, might
[ ] pass, need
[ ] you, I
[ ] you, me
Modals can make your speech/writing more polite
4. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
May I borrow this book please? I will read it tonight.
[ ] book, tonight
[ ] borrow, read
[ ] I, it
[x] May, will
5. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
When can we meet? I must do my homework first.
[x] can, must
[ ] meet, do
[ ] we, I
[ ] When, first
Modals help the verbs 'meet'/'do' here
6. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
I will see you next week; you must come when you can.
[ ] I, you, you
[ ] next, week, come
[ ] see, come, can
[x] will, must, can
Modal verbs imply the future here
7. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
Should we call him? He might still be at home.
[ ] call, be
[ ] him, he
[x] Should, might
[ ] we, he
'Might' gives the sense of 'perhaps'
8. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
Would you like a cup of tea? I'd like coffee please.
[ ] like, like
[ ] tea, coffee
[x] Would, I'd (= I would)
[ ] you, I
Modals make the sense polite, not just 'coffee please!'
9. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
I must go to the wedding and you ought to go too.
[ ] go, go
[ ] I, you
[x] must, ought
[ ] to, too
'Must' is very definite; use it for a commanding tone
10. Find the modal verbs in the following sentence.
They might not go to the wedding but I might go.
[ ] go, go
[x] might, might
[ ] They, I
[ ] wedding, go
Use modals to change tone and effect in writing