Modal Auxiliary Verbs: Definition, Uses & Examples


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Which of the following can NOT be indicated with a modal auxiliary verb?

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1. Which of the following words is an example of a modal auxiliary verb?

2. Which of the following statements is true of modal auxiliary verbs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ever wonder what part of speech allows us to express necessity, capability, willingness or possibility? Use this assessment to test your understanding of modal auxiliary verbs and their uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions of this assessment will ask you about:

  • What auxiliary verbs indicate
  • Examples of modal auxiliary verbs
  • Sentences that contain modal auxiliary verbs

Skills Practiced

Completing this assessment will test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the uses of auxiliary verbs
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding modal auxiliary verbs and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify sentences that use modal auxiliary verbs

Additional Learning

Complete the lesson Modal Auxiliary Verbs: Definition, Uses & Examples to improve your understanding of the material and learn more about:

  • What modal auxiliary verbs are
  • Examples of modal auxiliary verbs
  • How they are used