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Could and couldnt
Could and couldnt
Could and couldnt
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Could and couldnt


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  • 1. C O U L D A N D C O U L D N ' T
  • 2. COULD AND COULDN'T Could es el pasado de can y utilizamos could and couldn't para expresar lo que éramos o no éramos capaces de hacer en el pasado. Could is the past of can and we use could and couldn't to express what we were or weren't capable to do in the past.
  • 3. COULD EXAMPLES: I could ride a bike when I was seven. Yo podía montar en bicicleta cuando tenia siete años. He could speak Japanese when he was ten. Él podía hablar Japonés cuando tenía diez años. We could use the computer when we were six. Nosotros sabíamos usar el ordenador cuando teniamos seis años.
  • 4. COULDN'T EXAMPLES: I couldn't go to cinema when I was two. Yo no podía ir al cine cuando yo tenia dos años. She couldn't dance when she was one. Ella no sabía bailar cuando ella tenia un año. They couldn't whistle when they were four. Ellos no podían silbar cuando ellos tenían cuatro años.
  • 5. COULD IN INTERROGATIVE. EXAMPLES: Could you play computer game two years ago? No,I couldn't. ¿Sabías tu jugar a los juegos del ordenador cuando tenías dos años? No , yo no sabía. Could you speak Spanish four years ago? Yes, I could ¿Sabías tu hablar Español cuando tu tenías cuatro años? SI, yo si sabía
  • 6. WARNING Como could/couldn't es un verbo modal, permanece igual para todas las personas. Además, no utiliza auxiliar en las formas interrogativas y negativas. Tampoco se le agrega to al verbo que le sigue. Ejemplo: Yo podía a escribir cuando yo tenia cuatro años. How could/couldn't is a modal verb, remains the same for all people. Also don't use auxiliary interrogative and negative forms. Neither is added to the verb that follows. Example: I could to write when I was four
  • 7. Created by : María Luisa Pérez Ortigosa 2ºB Marta Guerra Sánchez 2ºB