Modals – Using CAN and COULD in English

How to use can and could in english, example sentences;

Modals – Using CAN and COULD in English


Modals CAN,Using Can and Example Sentences

Ability

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

Offer

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

Possibility

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

Request

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

Permission

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

 

Modals COULD,Using Could and Example Sentences

Ability

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

Suggestion

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

Possibility

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

Request

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

Permission

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



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