高中英语情态动词练习题(含答案)

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情态动词

1.--- Shall I tell John about it?
--- No, you ______. I’ve told him already.
A. needn’t   B. wouldn’t
C. mustn’t    D. shouldn’t
2. --- There were already five people in the car, but they managed to take me as well.
--- It ______ a comfortable journey.
A. can’t be
B. shouldn’t be
C. mustn’t have been
D. couldn’t have been
3. --- Why didn’t you come to see me?
--- I ______, but I was too busy yesterday.
A. like to                        B. should like to
C. would like to have       D. am going to
4. You can’t imagine that a well-behaved gentleman ______ be so rude to a lady.
A. might       B. need          C. should       D. would
5. There was plenty of time; she ______.
A. mustn’t have hurried                       B. needn’t have hurried
C. may not have hurried                       D. wouldn’t have hurried
6. --- Is John coming by air?
--- He should, but ______ not. He likes taking trains.
A. must       B. can         C. need        D. may
7. --- ______ it be Li Ping who broke the glass?
--- No. It ______ be Wang Hai who did it.
A. Could; may         B. Can; can               C. May; must           D. Can; must
8. When the old man was alive, he ______ sit for hours at the door.
A. would              B. could                  C. must               D. might
9. Jack, you ______ play with the knife; you ______ hurt yourself.
A. won’t; can’t     B. mustn’t; may        C. shouldn’t; must     D. can’t; should
10. I’ve decided to take the job and I ______ change my mind.
A. mustn’t            B. can’t                 C. won’t              D. may not
11. She ______ into the thick forest alone on such a dark night.
A. dares not go                               B. dares not to go
C. dare not to go                             D. doesn’t dare to go
12. My parents never remember my telephone number, and they always ______ look it up.
A. must              B. can            C. should               D. have to
13. --- Where is Jack? I can’t find him anywhere.
   --- He ______ his homework upstairs.
A. might have done         B. must have done           C. might be doing         D. must do
14. He ______ you more help, even though he was very busy.
A. might have given        B. might give           C. may have given        D. may give
15. --- If he ______, he ______ that food.
   --- Luckily he was sent to the hospital immediately.
A. was warned; would not take                
B. had been warned; would not have taken
C. would be warned; had not taken           
D. would have been warned; had not taken
16. --- I hear you've got a set of valuable Australian coins. ____I have a look ?     
--- Yes, certainly.
A. Do         B. May        C. Shall        D. Should
17. — When can I come for the photos? I need them tomorrow afternoon.
  — They        be ready by 12:00.
A. can               B. should              C. might             D. need
18. I___ such a mistake again.
A. will never make                B. shall never make
C. can never do                   D. need never do
19. He began to write two hours ago. He ______ have finished the article now.
A. must           B. ought          C. would           D. had to
20. Looking at my determined face, the big boy ______ pick up the fight.
A. dares not        B. dare not        C. doesn't dare        D. dares not to