Teaching Grammar: How to Use the Modal Verb Can



How to use the Modal Can

  1. We use the modal can to make general statements about what is possible: It can be very cold in winter. 
  2. We use the negative can’t or cannot to show that something is impossible: That can’t be true.
  3. We use can to talk about someone’s skill or general abilities: She can speak several languages.
  4. We use can to ask for permission to do something: Can I ask a question, please?
  5. We use can to give permission: You can go home now if you like.
  6. We use can I … to make offers: Can I help you?

Can or Can’t Exercises PDF

  1. Can or Can’t Exercises Worksheet (Fill in the Blanks and Making Question with Can)
  2. Make Sentences, Make It Right and Things I can or Can’t do
  3. Can’t or Can Exercises (Macmillan Inspiration)
  4. Can or Can’t – Fill in the Blanks, Make and Answer questions

Can or Can’t Online Exercises

  1. Fill in the Blank Online exercise
  2. Can Exercises
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