Modal Verbs Could, Example Sentences

English Modal Verbs Could, Example Sentences

English Modal Verbs Could, Example Sentences



Ability

  • could play a guitar when I was a child
  • could smell something burning.

Request

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

Suggestion

  • could help you with Spanish.
  • They could go to the movies if you are interested.

Conditional of Can

  • could visit many places if I had more money.

Here are Modals Table and Example Sentences




Possibility

  • A lof of crime could be prevented.
  • You could have called first.

Permission

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

 

Example Sentences;

  • 20 years ago, when I was young, I couldn’t sleep early.
  • I could barely walk when I was a baby.
  • Could you ever excited when you took the exams?
  • I couldn’t draw pictures in high school.
  • You could have told me, but I couldn’t help you because you didn’t.
  • I could have passed the exam, but I never worked.
  • I could be honest with you if I wasn’t scared.

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