Some More Modals, Anyone? – Can, Could, Be Able To

By Jacqueline Schaalje

Yup, more modals!

For can and could, when you mean that someone has an ability to do something, you can also use able to.

But: there are some cases where you’d prefer using one of the two.

Check out this infographic to learn about the details. And then do the quiz!

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Can, Could, Able to


Click here to do this quiz online and check your answers. 

Choose a form of can, could or able to. (Including negatives.)

1 What did you say? I ____________ hear you.

2 She ____________ cook, not even an egg.

3 ___________ you run the 100 meters in under 20 seconds?

4 We __________ take the 7:04 bus. It drove away in front of us.

5 Why _________ chimpanzees fly?

6 Why is it so dark? I ___________ see a thing in here.

7 Alcoholics are people who __________ stop drinking.

8 I ________ never understand what she says.

9 Look what the baby’s doing. He _________ stand!

10 When I bought my son that puzzle, he __________ solve it in three minutes.

Done all the free quizzes? Order more here.

3 thoughts on “Some More Modals, Anyone? – Can, Could, Be Able To

  1. Hi there! you still there which is such a great blessing. I hope that you doing well. for me Im still a life too for the grace of my Lord Jesus Christ. well I went to take an exam but fail in listening and in grammar. That a good job, but I gonna keep working in my English. May God bless you in every way in your life, He is waiting for you.You have such a great soul.Thank you for being my friend and teacher. Sincerely brother MarioSntamaria from Mexico.

    Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 11:35:17 +0000 To: vida.mas.alla@hotmail.com


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