Class 12 English Grammar Unit 2 Modal Verbs Exercise
Unit 2 Grammar Modal verbs
Examples of Modal Verbs
Application of Modal Verbs
Simple logical trick-
Use should - when 80% Chances are there
Use Might - when 50% chances are there
Use would - for conditional statements
Use must - used for present and future reference to express obligation, give orders and give advice.
Use could - when there is a option
A. Study the given sentences carefully.
a. Please read this letter for me. I can't see without my glasses.
b. After working for a couple of years in China, I can speak Chinese now.
c. When he was 40, he could earn a six digit salary.
d. After six hours' climbing, we were able to reach the summit.
e. Yesterday, I lost my keys. I looked for them everywhere but I couldn't find.
B. Choose the best answer to complete the sentences.
a. 'How much was your parking ticket?' 'Fifty rupees.' 'Oh well, it could have been worse.'
i. could have ii. must have iii. should have
b. It might have gotten lost in the post. These things happen sometimes.
i. can't have ii. might have iii. must have
c. 'Sorry I'm late. I got delayed at work.'
'You could have called. I was really worried about you.'
i. must have ii. could have iii. would have
d. 'I don't think he meant to be rude.' 'He must have said sorry.'
i. must have ii. might have iii. would have
e. 'Whose signature is this?' 'I don't know. It should be Manoj's. That looks a bit like an M.'
i. must ii. could iii. should
f. I had it when I left the office so I must have lost it on the way home.
i. mustn't have ii. must have iii. should have
g. You might think it's funny, but I think it's pathetic.
i. might ii. should iii. could
C. Complete the following sentences with appropriate endings. Use correct modal verbs.
She could be a doctor; however,…………….…………… .
She could be a doctor; however, she preferred to be an advocate.
a. At the end of the course, students must submit their assignments.
b. If you want to earn a lot of money, you should work hard for smarter things.
c. You were not in your house yesterday. You must have been with your friends for the movie.
d. I'm quite busy tomorrow. I could not join you on the morning walk.
e. When you were a small kid, you must have been notorious.
f. My car is broken. I might buy a new one.
g. I've got a fast speed internet at home. I should not misuse it for unnecessary things.
h. Even though she didn't study well, she might have passed the exam.
i. There are plenty of newspapers in the library. You can pick one if you want.
j. What do you think you were doing, playing in the road? You could be harmed by accident.
k. I have no time. I could not waste more time anymore.
l. You don't look well. You must be depressed,
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