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Can, could

HeknerHekner Posts: 1,486 ✭✭✭✭✭
"'Now, then, boy, what can you do?' asked the old gentleman, with an approving nod to Mrs. Moss as she finished, and such a keen glance from under his bushy brows that Ben felt as if be was perfectly transparent.

'Most any thing, sir, to get my livin'.'

'Can you weed?'

'Never did, but I can learn, sir.'

'Pull up all the beets and leave the pigweed, hey? Can you pick strawberries?'

'Never tried any thing but eatin' 'em, sir.'

'Not likely to forget that part of the job. Can you ride a horse to plow?'

'Guess I could, sir!' -- and Ben's eyes began to sparkle, for he dearly loved the noble animals who had been his dearest friends lately."

Comments

  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,486 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    “Why does she have wings?
    So she can fly.”
    Post edited by Hekner on
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,486 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ... the media couldn't buy your soul ...


  • siyazisiyazi Posts: 2
    May I know what is the use of "Can"
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,897 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2015
    Could you please give me this pen?
    Can I ask you a question?
    Can I take this paper for writing something?
    I couldn't understand your position yet!
    I can offer you a cup of tea this time.
    I can go there with you but I couldn't get some spare time?

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    Can I take this paper to write something?
    I couldn't understand your position!
    I would have gone there with you, but I couldn't get any spare time.
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,486 ✭✭✭✭✭
    “I can eat you at breakfast, not because I am a monster; it is only because you are too cute and yummy.”
  • MOHSENMOHSEN Posts: 114 ✭✭
    edited June 2015
    Could you understand what I am talking about?
    Could you tell me where is the library?
    Can I have a glass of water ?
    I can't do that ,can I ?

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    Can you understand what I am talking about?
    Could you tell me where the library is?
    Can I have a glass of water?
    I can't do that, can I?
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    Could you speak louder, please?
    She can't be so old.
    Can it be true?
    She can't like the movie.
    Can you hand me the book?
  • NhielNhiel Posts: 3
    edited June 2015
    Can you lend me some.
    They could went here yesterday.

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    Can you lend me some?
    They could have been here yesterday.
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • wuna2017wuna2017 Posts: 3
    Could you help me as much as you can?
  • bhadnanebhadnane Posts: 11 ✭✭
    thank u all friends
  • jay416jay416 Posts: 40 ✭✭
    edited December 2015
    Can i borrow your umbrella?
    Could you dye my hair,color that i want?
    I can't drink that coffee its too hot!
    Ren isn't at class right now so you can take her book,but tomorrow she have class so you can't take her book again.
    Could you try our new product?
    I can meet with you later,these days i'm so busy!

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    Can I borrow your umbrella?
    Could you dye my hair the color that I want?
    Ren isn't at class right now so you can borrow her book, but tomorrow she has class so you can't take it again.
    Could you try our new product?
    I can meet with you later. These days I'm so busy!
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,486 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm sorry I couldn't get to you ...




  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,302 ✭✭✭
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    @Hekner can you guess the answer ?
    can you help me lift this box ?
    - could I use your phone please?

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    Can you guess the answer?
    Can you help me lift this box?
    Could I use your phone please?

    !Note - Don't forget to capitalise the first letter. There's no need for a space before the question mark.
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,737 ✭✭✭✭✭
    She [can’t] have sent me the email yesterday because I haven’t received any emails lately.

  • DharmendraDharmendra Posts: 7
    13 Modals-remember like poem with rhyming scheme

    Can-Could
    Shall-Should
    Will-Would
    May-Might
    ought to-have to
    must-need-dare
  • DaliyaDaliya Posts: 79 ✭✭
    Can I borrow a pen?
    Could you do me a favour?
    Should I pass the test to get the job?
    Shall I go there?
    Can I take a taxi to the airport?
    Can you let me in?
    Could you tell me where the bus station is?
    Could you tell me the direction to the library, please?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,069 mod
    edited August 2016
    @Daliya - Good job.

    I would say:-

    Will I have to pass the test to get the job?
    Could you tell me which way the library is, please?
    Could you give me directions to the library, please?
  • SairaSaira Posts: 771 ✭✭✭
    edited May 9
    Could you tell me which way is the shortest route to the airport?
    Can I borough your helicopter please? B)

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    Can I borrow your helicopter please?
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • SairaSaira Posts: 771 ✭✭✭
    edited May 12
    Can I have a Kohinoor diamond please?
    Could you help me to steal the Kohinoor diamond, please?

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    Can I have the Kohinoor diamond please? (There is only one.)

    (What will we do if it gets stolen tonight?)
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • SairaSaira Posts: 771 ✭✭✭
    ha ha haaaaaaaaa
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