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Can, could, be able to

Vandana Nehra
Graduate in B.A ENGLISH(HONS) from LADY SHREE RAM COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

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sir par yeh solutions of triangles jee main Mai toh nahi aayega na coz my coaching class told it comes in JEE ADVANCE ONLY
Ashish Bajpai
3 months ago
But you can Jan paper , questions have come on solution of triangle
  1. Modals A modal is a type of auxiliary (helping) verb that is used to express: ability, possibility, permission or obligation. Modal phrases (or semi-modals) are used to express the same things as modals, but are a combination of auxiliary verbs and the preposition to.


  2. Modals - Can/could/be able to May/might Shall/should Must/have to Will/would


  3. Can, Could, Be Able To Can, could and be able to are used to express a variety of ideas in English: Ability/Lack of Ability Presentand Future: can/can't + base form of the verb Tom can write poetry very well. I can help you with that next week. Lisa can't speak French am / is /are/will be + able to+base form of the verb am not/ isn't/ aren't/ won't be + able to base form of the verb Mike is able to solve complicated math equations The support team will be able to help you in about ten minutes. I won't be able to visit you next summer. .


  4. Past: could / couldn't + base form of the verb When I was a child I could climb trees. was/were able to + base form of the verb wasn't/ weren't + able to base form of the verb hasn't/haven't + been able to + base form of the verb . I wasn't able to visit her in the hospital. . He hasn't been able to get in touch with the client yet.


  5. Note: Can and could do not take an infinitive (to verb) and do not take the future auxiliary will Incorrect: can to help you this afternoon. . Correct: I can help you this afternoon. Correct: I will (l'lI) be able to help you this afternoon.


  6. Possibility / Impossibility can / can't + base form of the verb You can catch that train at 10:43 He can't see you right now. He's in surgery. could + base form of the verb I could fly via Amsterdam if I leave the day before


  7. Ask Permission Give Permission .Can Subject + base form of the verb (informal) .Can you lend me ten dollars? .Can+ base form of the verb (informal) . You can borrow my car. Could subject base form of the verb (polite) Could I have your number? Could I talk to your supervisor please? Make a suggestion - To make a suggestion use: .Could base form of the verb (informal) You could take the tour of the castle tomorrow.