English language quizzes
Modal verbs of deduction (present) quiz 1
That man ______________ Tim' father - he looks just like him.
? must ? mustn't ? couldn't
'There's someone at the door.'
'It ____________ be John. He just called to say he was coming.' ? must ? could ? may not
'Have you see Clara?'
'She's gone for lunch. She ___________ be in the canteen.' ? would ? must ? can't
You ___________ be hungry - you haven't eaten since this morning.
? could ? couldn't ? must
I'm not sure. Try her office - she ___________ be in there.' ? must ? might ? can
'Whose bag is this?'
'It __________ be Mike's. That's his desk.' ? might ? may ? must
'Look. Simon's given me a present. What do you think it is?'
'It ___________ be perfume, I suppose. It's about the right size.' ? could ? can ? must
'I haven't seen Jeff today. Is he off sick?'
'He __________ be - I saw his car in the car park.' ? mustn't ? can ? can't
'Is that Suzie's jacket?'
'No, it ___________ be - it's too big.' ? mustn't ? might not ? can't
'Look! What's that light in the sky. It's not a star - it's moving.'
'It ____________ be a plane, silly!' What else could it be?' ? could ? must ? might
'I'm starving! What's for dinner, Mum?'
'Salad.' 'I hate salad! I'm not eating that.' 'You ____________ be very hungry, then.' ? mustn't ? couldn't ? can't
Look at that guy over there. He's only got a T-shirt on and it's 5 degrees. He _________ be freezing!
? might ? must ? may
'I'm worried about Grandma. I tried to call her but she's not answering her phone.'
'She _____________ be out. Or she might be asleep - she sometimes has a nap in the afternoon.' ? must ? may ? can
You ____________ be hungry again - you've only just eaten!
? couldn't ? might not ? can't
'What kind of flower is that?'
'Mmm. I don't know much about plants. It __________ be some kind of daisy, I suppose.' ? must ? can't ? might
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