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1

When do we use can?

We use can to say that something is:
* possible
* allowed
* that somedbody has the ability to do something

2

How do we use can in a grammatical context?

we use:
* can + infinitive
(can do, can see etc)

3

what is the negative form if can?

can’t/ cannot

4

what is the synonym for can?

* abel to

5

What is the past form of can?

could

6

Whit what words do we use the past form of can, could?

* see
* hear
* smell
* taste
* feel
* remember
* understand

7

Could and was able to
For what situations do we use « could » normally?

* We use could for general ability

8

Could and was able to
For what situation do we use « could » normally?

* when we want to say that somebody did something in a specific situation

9

What do we use when we want to define something in a specific situation?

* was/were able to
* managed to

10

What does this sentence mean?
* Jack was an excellent tennis player when he was younger. He could beat anybody

He had the general ability to beat anybody

11

What does this sentence mean?
Jack and Andy played a match yesterday. Andy played well, but Jack managed to beat him.

He managed to beat him this time

12

What is the negative of could?

* couldn’t
* could not

13

Can the negative form of could ne use in all situation?

yes