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Past, Present, Future with Modal Auxiliary Verbs

Jumbled Sentence Games

In each of these jumbled sentence games, the words are all mixed up. You have to put the words in the right order to make a sentence. (Links to lessons about some of these modals are below.)

For a perfect score in each game, create a correct sentence in common, standard English. Uncommon or literary forms of English are not acceptable.
Talking About The Past Games
COULD for Past Ability Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
COULD for Past Tendency Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
COULD for Past Permission Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
COULD HAVE/MIGHT HAVE for Past Possibilty Unrealised Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
MUST HAVE for Past Inference Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SHOULD HAVE for Past Expectation/Probability Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SHOULD HAVE for Past Obligation Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SHOULD HAVE for Past Advice Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
WOULD HAVE for Past Certainty Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
WOULD for Past Habit Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Talking About The Present Games
CAN for Present Ability Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CAN for Present Tendency Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CAN/COULD/MAY for Present Permission Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
COULD/MIGHT/MAY for Present Possibility Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
MUST for Present Inference Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
MUST for Present Imperative Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SHOULD for Present Obligation Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SHOULD for Present Advice Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SHOULD for Present Expectation/Probability Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
WILL for Present Expectation/Probability Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
WILL for Present Habit Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Talking About The Future Games
CAN/COULD/MAY for Future Permission Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
COULD/MIGHT/MAY for Future Possibilty Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
MUST for Future Obligation Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
MUST NOT for Future Prohibition Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SHOULD for Future Expectation/Probability Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SHOULD for Future Advice Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
WILL for Future Certainty Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

See also: Past, Present, Future games with:

These games created by Matt Errey for EnglishClub.


Learn about some of these modals in EnglishClub Grammar

Talking About The Past Lessons

Talking About The Present Lessons

Talking About The Future Lessons


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