Modals Exercises for Class 10

One of the essential English Grammar concepts that almost all of us have studied in our junior classes is the modals. Having a clear understanding of modals help students to use the sentences correctly. A student whose basic knowledge of modals can solve any type of modal related questions in higher classes.

This article will include various modal exercises that can be asked in your Class 10 Board exams. BYJU’S team has designed the following exercises keeping in mind the Class 10 Board examination. Let’s go through the following exercises.

Modals Exercises for Class 10 with Answers

How many English grammar exercises have you found where the answers are already given? Very few of them, right? These exercises provided by BYJU’S come with answers so that students can check once they are done solving the exercises. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and check how many of the questions you attempted are correct.

Fill in the Blanks

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of modals.

  1. Rachel _____ have brought the bicycle, but she didn’t have enough money. (could/should)
  2. This is a hospital, and you ______ not talk loudly here. (must/could)
  3. Uma ____ apply for the job she got in London. (might/would)
  4. Yusuf ____ speak fluent French when they used to stay in Paris. (must/could)
  5. Take the raincoat as it _____ rain later. (might/would)
  6. You _____ visit the doctor immediately as your symptoms are quite severe. (must/ can)
  7. _____ you give me a bottle of water? My throat is parched. (could/shall)
  8. I ____ like to talk about the great freedom fighters on Independence Day. (would/must)
  9. One ___ help the old and needy people. (ought to/can)
  10. ____ you like some sweets that I made yesterday? (would/can)

Answers –

  1. Rachel could have brought the bicycle, but she didn’t have enough money. (could/should)
  2. This is a hospital, and you must not talk loudly here. (must/could)
  3. Uma might apply for the job she got in London. (might/would)
  4. Yusuf could speak fluent French when they used to stay in Paris. (must/could)
  5. Take the raincoat as it might rain later. (might/would)
  6. You must visit the doctor immediately as your symptoms are quite severe. (must/ can)
  7. Could you give me a bottle of water? My throat is parched. (could/shall)
  8. I would like to talk about the great freedom fighters on Independence Day. (would/must)
  9. One ought to help the old and needy people. (ought to/can)
  10. Would you like some sweets that I made yesterday? (would/can)

Fill in the Blanks

Read the options and fill in the blanks with appropriate modals.

  1. Suman ____ swim. You _____ not allow her to go to the swimming pool.
  2. Ira ____ attend the party as she was quite sick.
  3. We _____ to save our Earth’s resources so that our future generations can use them too.
  4. People ____ take care of their parents when they grow old.
  5. Tina ___ come to my birthday party this Friday.
  6. ____ you like to accompany me on the next trek?
  7. Traffic rules _____ be more strict so that people don’t break them.
  8. Children _____ always listen to their parents.
  9. I know you ____ achieve your goals soon. My best wishes are with you.
  10. Priti _____ easily win today’s match; hadn’t she hurt her knees.

1. i) can’t, must ii) shouldn’t, will iii)will not, can not

2. i) couldn’t ii)must not iii)shouldn’t

3. i) need ii)ought iii) could

4. i) ought to ii)should iii) might

5. i) will ii)might iii)can

6. i) would ii)should iii)could

7. i)must ii)might iii)need

8. i)should ii)must iii) can

9. i)will ii)might iii)could

10. i)could ii)might iii)must

Answers –

  1. Suman can’t swim. You must not allow her to go to the swimming pool.
  2. Ira couldn’t attend the party as she was quite sick.
  3. We ought to save our Earth’s resources so that our future generations can use them too.
  4. People ought to take care of their parents when they grow old.
  5. Tina will come to my birthday party this Friday.
  6. Would you like to accompany me on the next trek?
  7. Traffic rules must be more strict so that people don’t break them.
  8. Children should always listen to their parents.
  9. I know you will achieve your goals soon. My best wishes are with you.
  10. Priti could easily win today’s match hadn’t she hurt her knees.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are modals?

Verbs that are used before any ordinary verbs to express permission/necessity/certainty/ability etc. are known as modals.

Is knowing modals necessary for Class 10?

Yes, of course, having a basic understanding of modals is necessary for students of any class or age and irrespective of their different boards.

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