Modal verbs such as might, can, would and should are often difficult for English language learners. So we’ve started a short series of videos to help you understand how to use them better.

The first video below covers the basics of modal verbs, and does a quick review of the modal verb “might.” Below the video you’ll find a few exercises.


Four of the five sentences below have have an error with their modal verbs. Can you find and correct them?

1. The president will to announce his new economic policy today.

2. She don’t should go out so late at night.

3. He cans play the guitar very well.

4. It’s 9 am, I must be at work now.

5. We might build a new website this month.

  • Naira

    The president will announce his new economic policy today.
    She souldn’t goout so late at night.
    He can play the guitar very well.
    We might built a new website this month.

  • LOIEnglish

    Very good Naira! Just a few small mistakes in sentence 2. The second sentence should be like this:
    She shouldn’t go out so late at night.

    And the fourth sentence should say:
    It’s 9 am, I should be at work now.

    Writing “I must be at work now” implies that the writer is confused about his location, and thinks he could be at work.

  • Uncleonmars

    5. “We might build a new website this month”. This sentence seems to be correct ?

  • LOIEnglish

    Yes, that is correct!