Can and Could<br />
Can and could are modal verbs.Theyformsentenceslikethis:<br />“Could” isthepastform of “can”.<br />
We use “Can” toexpressabilities in thepresent. Thethingssomeone can orknowshowto do.Forexample:“She can playthe piano”Shek...
We use “Could” toexpressabilities in thepast. Thethingssomeonecouldorknewhowto do in thepast.Forexample:“Shecouldn’tplayth...
Thisis Oliver<br />He is 17 yearsold<br />He lives in London<br />He can playthe guitar, but he can’tplaythe piano.<br />H...
Thisis Oliver again<br />He was 4 yearsoldthen<br />He lived in Cardiff<br />He couldn’tplaythe guitar, but he couldswim.<...
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Can and could

  1. 1. Can and Could<br />
  2. 2. Can and could are modal verbs.Theyformsentenceslikethis:<br />“Could” isthepastform of “can”.<br />
  3. 3. We use “Can” toexpressabilities in thepresent. Thethingssomeone can orknowshowto do.Forexample:“She can playthe piano”Sheknowshowtoplayor has theabilitytoplaythe piano.<br />
  4. 4. We use “Could” toexpressabilities in thepast. Thethingssomeonecouldorknewhowto do in thepast.Forexample:“Shecouldn’tplaythe piano lastyear”Shedidn’tknowhowtoplayordidn’thavetheabilitytoplaythe piano lastyear. Nowshe can.<br />
  5. 5. Thisis Oliver<br />He is 17 yearsold<br />He lives in London<br />He can playthe guitar, but he can’tplaythe piano.<br />He can speakSpanish, but he can’tspeakRussian.<br />Can he playfootball? Yes, he can playverywell.<br />
  6. 6. Thisis Oliver again<br />He was 4 yearsoldthen<br />He lived in Cardiff<br />He couldn’tplaythe guitar, but he couldswim.<br />He couldn’tspeakSpanish, but he couldspeakEnglish.<br />Could he playfootball? No, he couldn’t. But he couldride a bicycle.<br />
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