Uses of Modals CAN & COULD and Example Sentences

Uses of Modals CAN & COULD and Example Sentences

Uses Can

Permission

Can I use your pencil?

Can I play with Usman?

Offer

I can offer my services for you.

I can pay the bill for you, but you have to come with me.

Request

Can you play cricket with me?

Can we eat ice cream?

Possibility

Overeating can cause many health problems.

Heavy rain can cause flood in Pakistan.

Ability

I can play cricket very well.

She can eat a lot of food.

 

Uses Could

Possibility

You could have eat last.

A lot of damage could be prevented.

Ability

I could play cricket during my school.

I could eat a lot of food.

Permission

Could I speak to Mary?

Could I play with Usman?

Suggestion

I could go to park with you.

I could help you in clothing.

Request

Could you play tennis for me?

Could I eat a burger?