Chapter 12: English Grammar Made Easy

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Twelfth set is all about ‘Modals’; they are auxiliary verbs who only exist in their helping form and do not show tense or number. These verbs are very practical and must be learned through use, here we have explained usage of can, and its pronunciation and creating using can. A number of explanations for in and at place preposition.

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Chapter 12: English Grammar Made Easy

  1. 1. By VanSight
  2. 2. COPYRIGHT 2009 VANSIGHT division of Synbiz Solutions Pvt Ltd No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or for any purpose without the express permission of VanSight Division of Synbiz Solutions Pvt Ltd. The information contained herein may be changed without prior notice. VanSight is trademark of Synbiz Solutions Pvt Ltd. All other product and service names mentioned and associated logos displayed are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serves informational and educational purposes only. The information in this document is proprietary to Synbiz Solutions Pvt Ltd. This product contains training material for English or Soft Skills or Personality Development. Synbiz assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this document. Synbiz does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links, or other items contained within this material. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. 2
  3. 3. Chapter 12 Modals Part 1 CONTENTS 12-1 Using can 12-2 Pronunciation of can and can’t 12-3 Using can: questions 12-4 Using know how to 12-5 Using could: past of can 12-6 Using be able to 12-7 Using very and too + adjective 12-8 Using two, too, and to 12-9 More about prepositions: at and in for place 3
  4. 4. 12-1 USING CAN Sarika is smart. She can speak five languages. 4
  5. 5. 12-1 USING CAN (a) Sarika is smart. She can speak five languages. (b) I have some money. I can buy a present for my mom. (c) You are smart. You can fix cars. ability can possibility 5
  6. 6. 12-1 USING CAN (d) CORRECT: Dev can ride a bike. simple form can of main verb 6
  7. 7. 12-1 USING CAN (d) CORRECT: Dev can ride a bike. (e) INCORRECT: Dev can to ride a bike. can infinitive with to 7
  8. 8. 12-1 USING CAN (d) CORRECT: Dev can ride a bike. (e) INCORRECT: Dev can to ride a bike. (f) INCORRECT: Dev can rides a bike. can main verb – final -s 8
  9. 9. 12-1 USING CAN (g) Rajiv can not snowboard. Rajiv cannot snowboard. Rajiv can’t snowboard. NEGATIVE: can + not = can not or cannot CONTRACTION: can + not = can’t 9
  10. 10. 12-1 Let’s Practice can A dog ___ swim. can can’t 10
  11. 11. 12-1 Let’s Practice can can’t kittens ____ read. can’t 11
  12. 12. 12-1 Let’s Practice can can’t A butterfly ____ dance. can’t 12
  13. 13. 12-2 PRONUNCIATION OF CAN AND CAN’T Uma can come to school with us. 13
  14. 14. 12-2 PRONUNCIATION OF CAN AND CAN’T (a) Uma can come to school with us. Can – pronounced “kun” /kən/ (b) Abi can’t come to school with us. Can’t – pronounced as “ant” /kænt/ 14
  15. 15. 12-2 Let’s Practice can can’t Fish ____ swim. can can’t Fish ____ fly. 15
  16. 16. 12-2 Let’s Practice can’t Giraffes ____ roar. Lions can roar. ___ can can’t 16
  17. 17. 12-3 USING CAN: QUESTIONS Alia can speak Farsi. Can you speak Farsi? 17
  18. 18. 12-3 USING CAN: QUESTIONS CAN + SUBJECT + MAIN VERB (a) Can you speak Farsi? Yes, I can. No, I can’t. (b) Can Ella drive? Yes, she can. No, she can’t. 18
  19. 19. 12-3 USING CAN: QUESTIONS QUESTION + CAN + SUBJECT + MAIN WORD VERB (c) Where can I walk my dog? In the park. (d) When can we bake cookies? On Saturday. 19
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