20 Day English – Day 7: Intermediate Modals grammar quiz

Modal verbs are super common in English.

They appear so frequently that learners begin using them in even the first ever English classes they study in.

Can, will, must, could etc are the ‘helping verbs’ (also called auxiliary verbs) used in millions of sentences.

Let’s look briefly at the basic meanings of these auxiliary modal verbs…


CAN = something is possible, or it is allowed, or someone has the ability to do something

COULD = the past of ‘can’, used for actions which are not realistic, or something is possible in the future

COULD HAVE = to talk about the past

MUST = used to say that something is certain, to give your own opinion (must can NOT be used in the past – the past of must is ‘HAD TO’)

HAVE TO = something is necessary to do

MAY = something is a possibility

MIGHT = something is a possibility

NEED = something is necessary to do

SHOULD = it is a good thing or correct thing to do, give advice or an opinion

WOULD = to imagine situations,

However, in today’s challenge we will look at an intermediate or upper intermediate usage of modals, so this will test your knowledge.

Best of luck luck with today’s challenge of modal verbs.

20 Day English Challenge Quizzes

​Day 1: Spelling difficult words CLICK HERE

Day 2: Perfect email sentences CLICK HERE

Day 3: Unusual vocabulary CLICK HERE

Day 4: In vs On vs At English prepositions CLICK HERE

Day 5: Advanced Phrasal Verbs test CLICK HERE

Day 6: Upper Intermediate Idioms quiz CLICK HERE

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