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Modal Match

Means the Same! 

couple
 

 

Which modal keeps the same meaning? 

Hold the mouse button down on modal 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.
The answer will appear to the right. 

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muscles

                  Correct!

waah
                  Wrong!

 
FILL IN THE BLANK MODAL 1 MODAL 2 MODAL 3 MODAL 4 MODAL 5
POSSIBILITY POSSIBILITY? POSSIBILITY? POSSIBILITY? POSSIBILITY? POSSIBILITY?

It ____ be true.   

can
 

may

might

could

shall

ABILITY ABILITY? ABILITY? ABILITY? ABILITY? ABILITY?

I _____ drive.   

can
 

am able to

should

could

know how to

SUGGESTON SUGGESTION? SUGGESTION? SUGGESTION? SUGGESTION? SUGGESTION?

_____ leave?  

Would we
 

Will we

Shall we

Could we

Can we

ADVICE ADVICE? ADVICE? ADVICE? ADVICE? ADVICE?

You _____ help him

should
 

ought to

must

need to

had better

NECESSITY NECESSITY? NECESSITY? NECESSITY? NECESSITY? NECESSITY?

You _____ go to the hospital.  

must
 

might

need to

should

have to

CONCLUSION CONCLUSION? CONCLUSION? CONCLUSION? CONCLUSION? CONCLUSION?

He _____ be crazy to do that! 

has to
 

must

will

should

ought to

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice

Complete the Sentence

Jill
 

 

Practice 1    

Which modal can complete the sentence?

Hold the mouse button down on modal 1 or 2.
The answer will appear to the right. 


muscles

Correct!

waah
Wrong!

 
FILL IN THE BLANK MODAL 1 MODAL 2

 1.   BILL:  I know this is "last minute", but  _____ you come with us to a party tonight?

may 

can

 2.   JILL:   Well, I don't know.  I ________ be able to come.

must

might

 3.   BILL: I know that I _________ a couple of nights ago, but it slipped my mind.

should have called  

should call

 4.   JILL:  That happens to me too.  You _________ preoccupied with your work.

must be  

must have been

 5.   BILL: Yeah, last week was a little tough. I _________ a Power Point presentation done.

must have gotten  

had to get

 6.   BILL: It took a while.  After several tries, I _________  the presentation together.

could put  

was able to put

 7.   JILL:  If you'd like, I ______ watch your presentation and give you feedback?

could  

might

 8.   BILL: Thanks, that _________ helpful.

must be  

would be

 9.   BILL:   _______ I send it to you online first?

Shall  

Will

10.   JILL:   That's a good idea.  Then I  ______ to get an idea of the subject first.

am able  

would be able 

11.   JILL:  (later)   This is really good, Bill.  It _________ you a long time to do

must take  

must have taken 

12.   BILL: It ________ only a few hours, but instead it took a couple of afternoons.

should have taken  

should take  

1 3.   JILL:  Well, it shows.  It _________ your boss.

should impress  

should have impressed  

14.   BILL: I hope so.  I _____  give the presentation the day after tomorrow at noon.

will  

may  

15.   JILL:  Great!  _________ go to the party now?

Let's  

Shall we