Using the given clues, write sentences using “can.” If there is a question mark, make a question using “can.”
Tom / sing well ==> Tom can sing well.
She / speak Italian / not ==> She can’t speak Italian.
John / poker / ? ==> Can John play poker?
- Walter can drive a car.
- We can’t come to the party.
- I can ice skate.
- Can you swim?
- Bill can go to the picnic.
- Can we go on vacation this summer?
- They can’t buy a house.
- Can you shut the window?
- Sally can cook dinner.
- Tim can’t stay up late.
Determine whether to use “can” or “could” with the given verb in the following sentences.
I wasn’t busy, so I (come) to the party. ==> I wasn’t busy, so I could come to the party.
Dan is sick. He (go, not) to the football game. ==> Dan is sick. He can’t go to the football game.
- After eating a whole pizza, James was full. He couldn’t eat another bite of food.
- Louis is blind. He can’t read that book.
- Mark is in high school, so he can attend summer camp this year.
- We couldn’t go swimming at the outdoor pool because there was a thunderstorm.
- We have finished packing, so we can leave on our trip as soon as you’re ready.
- John didn’t finish his homework in time, so he couldn’t go skiing with us.
- On a clear day, you can see forever.
- We had an extra seat in the car, so we could give Mary a ride to the train station.
- If you’re tired, you can take a quick nap before dinner.
- The weather was nice, so we could go camping at the state park last weekend.