Modal Verbs Can, Example Sentences

English Modal Verbs Can, Example Sentences



Ability

  • I can speak three languages
  • She can play the piano.

Request

  • Can you hand me the pencil?
  • Can I go to the park?

Modal Perfect List and Example Sentences

Offer

  • Can I help you?
  • I can send this letter for you.



Not allowed

  • You can not drive fast.
  • You can not smoke here.

Possibility

  • Smoking can cause cancer.
  • It can get very hot there these days.

Permission

  • Can I borrow your notebook?
  • Can I speak to Mary?

Example Sentences;

  • As long as you live here, you can use all my stuff.
  • You can join the party tonight, not too late. Please be home at 2:00.
  • He has lived in Germany for 10 years so he can speak German very well.
  • Can you get me a glass of water from the kitchen?
  • My cat will run out, can you please close the door?
  • Can we go south this summer for vacation?
  • Can’t they drive this car?
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