Modal Verbs – Can or Could

Modal Verbs – Can or Could, Modal verbs can, modal verbs could, english grammar;




 

Modal Verbs - Can or Could




CAN

ABILITY
(Present)
I can speak five languages.
POSSIBILITY
(Present)
Alcohol can cause canser.
PERMISSION
(Informal)
Can I use your computer, please?
REQUEST
(Informal)
Can you hand me the pen?
OFFER
(Help)
If they like, I can carry some bags for you.

 




 

COULD

ABILITY
(Past)
He could play football well when he was a kid.
POSSIBILITY
(Past)
A lot of crime could be prevented.
PERMISSION
(Polite)
Could I please use your computer?
REQUEST
(Polite)
Could you tell me where the post office is, please?
SUGGESTION If you want,we could go out for dinner after school?

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  • January 3, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    I want to learn english

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