Modal verbs can, can't
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- Put words in the correct order to make sentences.
play | my | can | brother | football
My brother can play football.
- Rewrite sentences with can or can't and keep the same meaning.
Don't park your car here. It is illegal.
You ___ park your car here. It is illegal.
- Choose the correct endings to complete sentences.
She is so different. ___ .
(She can take a picture. | She can't be your sister.)
- Put words in the correct order to make questions.
where | can | tonight | sleep | we
Where can we sleep tonight?
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Can - Can't
1. The modal verb can is used to express ability, possibility, probability or permission.
2. The form is the same for all persons, singular and plural.
3. The negative form is cannot (one word) or can't.
4. The past form is could. All other tenses are formed with be able to (ability + possibility) or be allowed to (permission).
Can is used to express the idea that we are able to do something.
I can play the piano.
Can she cook? - No, she can't.
We cannot speak Spanish at all.
Can also expresses the idea that it is possible to do something.
We can go this way. It's shorter.
Josh can't come to the party. He is busy.
Can I ski today? Is there enough snow on the hill?
Can is used to say that something is probable.
It can be quite dangerous to drive in such a weather.
Susan can be late for the lesson. She got stuck in a traffic jam.
Can expresses the permission to do something.
You can marry our daughter.
Mum, can I go to the disco tonight?
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