Modal Verbs Worksheets:
Modals and When to Use Them –
Match the meaning and usage on the left to the correct modal on
the right. Some answers may be used more than once.
Will and Would –
Will is used to state an intention do something in the future, or when you
are deciding at the time of speaking to do something in the future. Would is sometimes the past tense of will. It can also be the conditional
mood of will.
Ought to and Had Better –
Ought to and had better are almost synonyms. Both are used to
express the ideal, best action.
You Pick'em –
Fill in the blank with the correct modal.
Should and Shall –
Should is used to express the ideal (best) action which happens in the past, present, or future. Shall expresses a future action.
Must and Have to –
Read each sentence below. Should the missing word be must, have
to or are both correct? Write the correct answer on the line.
The Functions of "Can" –
Read each sentence below. On the line beside each sentence, write
how can is being used.
Read each sentence. Is can used (A) to give the sentence a
conditional tone, (B) to be the past tense of can, or (C) to suggest possibility?
Write the letter of the correct answer on the line.
Can vs. Could –
Read each sentence below. Circle the correct modal: can or could.
Correct It –
Read each sentence below.
Choose the correct word to fill in the blank.
May or Might –
May and might are modal auxiliary verbs. This means that they are used to modify the
mood of a verb.