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Grammar Level 1- Lesson Twenty Six

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Can in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

Grammar Recap

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can / can’t

singular
plural
I can ______
We can ______
You can ______
You can ______
He can ______
She can ______
They can ______
It can ______

I can help you.

She can go to the movies.

They can do many things with their hands.

subject
modal verb
main verb
I
can
help
She
can
go
They
can
do

To make “can” negative, add “not”

can + not = cannot or can’t

singular
plural
I can’t ______
We can’t ______
You can’t ______
You can’t ______
He can’t ______
She can’t ______
They can’t ______
It can’t ______

I can’t help you.

She can’t go out tonight.

They cannot speak English.

 

Examples

A: Can you play the piano?

B: Yes, I can. or….

B: No, I can’t.

A: Can he cook?

B: Yes, he can. or….

B: No, he can’t.

She’s very talented. She can do many things.

She can speak French. She can play the piano, and she can dance.

A: Does she know how to play tennis?

B: Well, she can’t play very well, but she’s still learning.

A: What are some of his skills?

B: He can use a chainsaw.

 

Practice:

1- We ________ ________ you later. (meet)
2- What ________ you ________ for them? (do)
3- It ________ ________ your life easier. (make)
4- They ________ ________ their rent. (afford — negative)
5- Why _______ she _______ on time? (come — negative)

 

Answers:
1. can meet; 2. can…do; 3. can make; 4. can’t afford; 5. can’t….come

 

Quiz for Can

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