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1. His illness got worse and worse. In the end he _____ go into hospital for an operation.
A) will have to

B) must

C) had to

D) ought to have

2. You _____ any more aspirins; you’ve had four already.
A) mustn’t take

B) needn’t have taken

C) shouldn’t have taken

D) had better not take

3. I’ve searched everywhere for Bob but I _____ to find him.
A) wasn’t able

B) am not able

C) haven’t been able

D) couldn’t

4. A: Mrs. Taylor was found dead with a wire around her neck.
B: She _____ strangled.
A) had to be

B) ought to have been

C) should have

D) must have been

5. You _____ spanked her. She didn’t deserve it.
A) shouldn’t have

B) needn’t have

C) mustn’t have

D) couldn’t have

6. A: I wonder who took my alarm clock.
B: It _____ Julia. She _____ supposed to get up early.
A) might be / is

B) could be / is

C) had to be / was

D) must have been / was

7. In a hundred years’ time we _____ out of water to drink.
A) must have run

B) might have been/run

C) should have run

D) may have run

8. If you’d explained your problem to me, I _____ to help you.
A) was able

B) will have been able

C) would have been able

D) could have

9. Joe ran all the way. It wasn’t necessary. Joe _____ run all the way.
A) needn’t have

B) need have

C) didn’t need to

D) doesn’t need to

10. Tom was serious when he said he wanted to be an actor when he
grew up. We _____ at him. We hurt his feelings.

A) shouldn’t have laughed

B) needn’t have laughed

C) mustn’t have laughed

D) shouldn’t have been laughed

11. He _____ hungry. He isn’t eating his food.
A) should be

B) needn’t have been

C) might not have been

D) must not be

12. All the lights in Terry’s room are turned off. He_____ sleeping.
A) must have been

B) had to be

C) must be

D) must not be

13. Let’s go to the seminar. It _____ interesting.
A) used to be

B) is supposed to be

C) must have been

D) needs to be

14. Children _____ taught to respect their elders.

A) should be

B) had better

C) has to be

D) must have

15. This application _____ last week.
A) should be sent

B) must have been

C) ought to have been sent

D) should have sent

16. We can’t wait any longer! Something _____ immediately.
A) should have been done

B) had to be done

C) ought to do

D) must be done

17. A: I overslept this morning.
B: You _____ your alarm clock.
A) had better set

B) had to set

C) should have set

D) ought to have been

18. Rice _____ have water in order to grow.
A) must

B) should

C) had better

D) ought to

19. I _____ to go now. I have a class in ten minutes.
A) had better

B) have got

C) must

D) should

20. “Doctors are supposed to help sick people” means: _____.
A) They help sick people.

B) They should help sick people.

C) They must be helping sick people.

D) They might have helped sick people.

21. I _____ to the doctor. I’m feeling much better.
A) don’t have to go

B) needn’t have gone

C) should have gone

D) mustn’t go

22. This is an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime. We _____ let it
pass.
A) don’t have to

B) shouldn’t have

C) needn’t have

D) mustn’t

23. I _____ go to the cinema than study English.
A) would rather

B) had better

C) need to

D) should

24. When I was a child my father _____ read me a story every night
before bed.
A) was going to

B) was used to

C) would

D) got used to

25. A: Did you enjoy the concert?
B: It was OK, but I ___ to the theatre.
A) needn’t have gone

B) must have gone

C) had better go

D) would rather have gone

26. A: How much do you weigh?
B: _____.
A) I needn’t have told you

B) I’d rather not tell you

C) I couldn’t have told you

D) I’d better not be told

27. When I was a child, I _____ a flashlight to bed with me so that I _____ read comic books without my parents’ knowing them.
A) used to take / could

B) was used to taking / could

C) would take / can

D) would have taken / was able to

28. After looking at his notes again, he _____ to complete the exercise.
A) could

B) was able

C) can

D) has been able

29. If we don’t book seats soon, we _____ to get into the concert.
A) are able

B) won’t be able

C) will be able D) can’t

30. If we went to live in the tropics. I _____ buy some thin clothes.
A) will have to

B) have to

C) would have to

D) have had to

31. If there is fuel shortage, solar energy _____.
A) has to develop

B) will have to be developed

C) will have to develop

D) had to be developed

32. When she got thinner she _____ take her dress in.
A) will have to

B) should

C) has to

D) had to

33. Mary _____ any chocolates but she did.
A) shouldn’t eat

B) ought not to have eaten

C) ought not to eat

D) must not have eaten

34. Your umbrella is wet. It _____ raining.
A) must be

B) was

C) can’t be

D) might

35. _____ the pains come again, don’t hesitate to phone me.
A) Would

B) Should

C) Will

D) Had

36. _____ it been raining, I’d have needed my umbrella.
A) Should

B) Would

C) Might

D) Had

37. A: I took Janet to the cinema last night.
B: You _____ me too. I was at home.
A) might take

B) may have been taken

C) might have taken

D) must have taken

38. I don’t think she _____. Call her again.
A) can have heard

B) might have heard

C) must hear

D) can be heard

39. Lucy is very late. She _____ her train.
A) may miss

B) may have missed

C) had to miss

D) should have missed

40. I walked to school this morning, but I _____ a bus.
A) didn’t need to take

B) had better take

C) might take

D) could have taken

41. The flower is dead. Maybe I _____ it more water.
A) might give

B) needed to give

C) should have given

D) ought to have been given

42. These flowers _____ twice a week, but I always forget to water them.
A) ought to water

B) ought to have been watered

C) should be watered

D) needn’t have been watered

43. Why don’t you buy a lottery ticket. You _____ a large prize.
A) might win

B) might have won

C) could have won

D) must have won

44. Why did you take such a risk? You _____ died!
A) could

B) must be

C) might have

D) may be

45. We _____ our towels because we knew the hotel would provide
some.
A) didn’t need to pack

B) needn’t pack

C) don’t have to pack

D) needn’t have been packed

46. It was very cold in the morning. You _____ your sweater.
A) could wear

B) need to wear
C) should have worn

D) might wear

47. “I was supposed to call her at seven.” means: _____.
A) I called her at seven

B) I was called by her at seven
C) I could call her at seven.

D) I should have called her at seven

48. You _____ for me; I could have found the way all right.
A) needn’t have waited

B) could have waited

C) don’t have to wait

D) didn’t need to wait

49. Janet _____ some problem. She keeps crying.
A) must have had

B) must have

C) needs to have

D) may have had

50. The lights have gone out. _____.
A) A fuse might blow

B) A fuse could blow

C) A fuse must have blown

D) A fuse will have blown

 

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