Modal Verbs – Could

Modal verbs with could, ability, request, suggestion, Conditional of Can, possibility, permission;

Modal Verbs - Could in English


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


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


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

Conditional of Can

  • I could visit many places if I had more money.


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


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