unit28 - NOTICE: use must (Unit 33) for strong probability...

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Unit 28: CAN Can is a modal verb. Unit 27 shows you how to make correct sentences with it. This unit shows you when you can use it. 1 Ability a GENERAL EXAMPLES: She can speak good English. Kiwis are birds but they cannot fly. NOTICE: cannot is one word b NOW EXAMPLES: Can you hear me? I can ’t see anything. It’s dark. c FUTURE EXAMPLES: I’m afraid I can ’t see you this week but I can next week. NOTICE: also be able to (Unit 36) 2 Possibility a GENERAL EXAMPLES: Canada can be very cold in the winter. b NOT POSSIBLE EXAMPLES: He can’t be working now. It’s much too late. They can’t have got lost. They know the way.
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Unformatted text preview: NOTICE: use must (Unit 33) for strong probability 3 Permission a STATEMENT EXAMPLES: You cannot drive without a licence. P a s s e n g e r s can smoke outside of the terminal. NOTICE: more friendly than may (Unit 30) b REQUEST EXAMPLES: Can I borrow your pen? Can I have the red one please? NOTICE: could (Unit 29) is more polite 4 Asking for help EXAMPLES: Can you give me a hand? Can you tell me the time? NOTICE: also could (Unit 29); also will (Unit 31) 5 Polite offers EXAMPLES: Can I help you? Can I get you some food? NOTICE: also will (Unit 31); also shall (Unit 31)...
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