English Daily Workout: Grammar Exercise: Formation & Conjugation of Modals

Grammar Exercise: Formation & Conjugation of Modals

Modal Verbs (see theory)
English Grammar Exercises

Formation and Conjugation of Modals (exercises 1,2,and 3)

1. Change the following affirmative statements into questions. For example:
      I may go.
      May I go?

      We could have found it.
      Could we have found it?

1. I must leave at four o'clock.
2. He might be leaving for work now.
3. We can solve the puzzle.
4. You should have called him.
5. They could have been waiting for the bus.
6. I shall go out now.
7. You will have finished the book.
8. We should be making the arrangements.
9. She would like to know the answer.
10. They can explain what happened.


2. Change the following affirmative statements into negative statements. For example:
I can answer the question.
I cannot answer the question.

He shall be sorry.
He shall not be sorry.

1. You must come with us.
2. It may be sunny tomorrow.
3. She could have won the race.
4. We might be right.
5. You would have liked that movie.
6. They can swim very well.
7. She might be finishing school now.
8. He should have been walking to work.
9. I shall be happy to see him.
10. You will have been working all night.


3. Change the following affirmative statements into negative questions. Do not use contractions in this exercise. For example:
He must be at work now.
Must he not be at work now?

They might call us later.
Might they not call us later?

1. You should be wearing a warm hat.
2. He could have decided to stay at home.
3. They might have forgotten the message.
4. She will see you again next week.
5. They would enjoy riding on the ferry.
6. He may decide to go camping.
7. They could have been playing football yesterday.
8. We shall visit our friends.
9. She must have wanted to join us.
10. He should be getting more sleep.



ENGLISH GRAMMAR: EXPLANATIONS AND EXERCISES

by Mary Ansell

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