Modals MCQ For Classes 9 And 10

This modals MCQ is for classes 8, 9 and 10. As per CBSE’s latest guidelines, the class X term 1 exam will have only multiple choice questions. Modal auxiliaries are included in the syllabus. Test your understanding of modal auxiliaries with this grammar worksheet.

Modals MCQ For classes 9 and 10

1. It is dangerous to drive in the rain. You …………………………. be very careful. (could / would / should / might)

2. If you had run faster, you …………………………………….. have won. (will / could / can / may)

3. You ……………………………… not smoke here. (must / should / could / would)

4. We ………………………….. definitely look into the matter. (will / would / can / could)

5. …………………………….. you solve this puzzle? (Can / Will / Shall / Should)

6. It is important that the meeting …………………………….. start on time. (shall / should / would / will)

7. You …………………………….. have waited for him. (cannot / need not / shall not / will not)

8. ………………………………. I turn the heating on? (Would / Should / Will / None of these)

9. You ………………………….. have been more careful. (should / would / will / can)

10. ……………………………. I borrow your computer? (Can / Will / Would / Must)

11.  ……………………………. you pass me the salt? (Can / Will / Shall / May)

12. ………………………….. I come in, teacher? (May / Shall / Will / Would)

13. You ………………………………. work harder if you want to qualify. (will / should / shall / could)

14. ………………………………. you wait a little longer? (Would / Could / Should / Might)

15. …………………………… I have your phone number? (Can / Could / Will / Shall)

16. I ………………………….. get the first prize. (would / should / might / may)

17. …………………………… you mind waiting for a few minutes? (Will / Would / Should / May)

18. You …………………………. never violate the rules. (must / would / will / could)

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19. If she left home at six, she …………………………… be here soon. (could / shall / should / will)

20. She ……………………………. talk to herself for hours. (should / would / shall / may)

Answers

1. It is dangerous to drive in the rain. You …………………………. be very careful. (could / would / should / might)

2. If you had run faster, you could have won.

3. You must not smoke here. (Must not shows prohibition.)

4. We will definitely look into the matter. (Will shows promise or resolve.)

5. Can you solve this puzzle?

6. It is important that the meeting should start on time.

7. You need not have waited for him. (Need not shows lack of obligation.)

8. Should I turn the heating on?

9. You should have been more careful.

10. Can I borrow your computer?

11.  Can you pass me the salt?

12. May I come in, teacher?

13. You should work harder if you want to qualify.

14. Could you wait a little longer? (We use could in polite requests.)

15. Can I have your phone number?

16. I may / might get the first prize. (May and might express possibility; might expresses weak possibility.)

17. Would you mind waiting for a few minutes?

18. You must never violate the rules. (Must indicates strong obligation.)

19. If she left home at six, she should be here soon. (We use should to talk about logical possibility.)

20. She would talk to herself for hours. (We use would to talk about past habits.)

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