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  1. Ability Can Could Be able to English Dept. Level 2 Aladdin Halwani

  2. A. Present Ability: Can • e.g. I can speak English fluently. • e.g. She can’t swim. B. Present or Future Ability: be able to e.g. They’ll be able to get there on time. e.g. You should be able to get there in no time. English Dept. Level 2 Aladdin Halwani

  3. C. Past Ability: Could, was able to 1. Could/was able to: general past ability e.g. Mary could/ was able to drive with special hand controls. 2. was able to: a special past achievement e.g. She was able to win her first competition. English Dept. Level 2 Aladdin Halwani

  4. Other Uses: Could 1.suggestion: e.g. Maybe you could re-write the letter. 2.Future Possibility: e.g. ”Why don’t you ask John for a ride?” “ I couldn’t do that. English Dept. Level 2 Aladdin Halwani