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Can or Could exercises

Can or Could exercises

Before taking these exercises, we recommend you read this page about can and could.

Read the sentences below. Are can, could, can’t, cannot used correctly?

1. It was really scary walking through the forest at night! I can’t see a thing, it was so dark!

Show answerThis is incorrect. It should be: “couldn’t

can or could exercises2. We could see from an early age that our daughter loved the water! She’s a professional swimmer now.

Show answerThis is correct.

3. I would love to be brave enough to skydive, but I can. I’m so afraid of heights.

Show answerThis is incorrect. It should be: “can’t

4. Of course you can bring your boyfriend to the party! He is very welcome.

Show answerThis is correct.

5. I could speak Japanese very well now as I learned the language when I was living there.

Show answerThis is incorrect. It should be: “can

6. Couldn’t I finish work early today, please? I have a doctor’s appointment I need to go to.

Show answerThis is incorrect. It should be: “could” (can is also possible but in a business situation, could is more polite).”

7. Take your jacket with you. It could get cold later on.

Show answerThis is correct.

8. I didn’t enjoy the climate in Australia. It couldn’t get so hot and humid in summer.

Show answerThis is incorrect. It should be: “could
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