Both can and could are modal auxiliary verbs. Can is used to talk about present or general ability. Could is used to talk about ability that existed in the past.
Archive for March, 2010
March 29th, 2010 in English for children
1. Some children saw we in park the playing.
2. River there a bridge is across the.
3. The railway road which to is the station?
March 28th, 2010 in English Quiz
Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate verb forms.
1. The plane ——————– at 4.30 pm.
c) will arrive
d) has arrive
Alternately and alternatively
Alternate means ‘every second’ in turns.
We spend alternate weekends at our farm house.
Alternatively can mean ‘different’, ‘instead’ or ‘on the other hand’.
March 26th, 2010 in English Grammar
American English isn’t very different from British English. There are a few differences of grammar and spelling. But since modern British English is heavily influenced by American English, some of the contrasts are disappearing.
Besides, except and apart from
Besides usually adds.
Besides mathematics, we learn physics and chemistry. (We study three subjects.)
Except usually subtracts.
Beat and win
Both beat and win are irregular verbs.
Beat – beat – beaten
Win – won – won