6.4.1 Grammar Spot - Can/can't

Verb To Can/can't
  1. Say all persons of can and can't
    What do you notice?
    I can, you can, he ...she.. it..we...you..they..
    I can't, you.., etc.


  2. Listen and repeat these sentences (Download the mp3 file and listen)
    I can speak English
    Can you speak English?
    Yes, I can
    No, I can't

Positive
I can have a car
You can have a car
He/ She/It can have a car
We can have a car
You can have a car
They can have a car

NB! In positive sentences can is the same for all persons and in positive, negative and question is always followed by the infinitive (without to).
 
Negative
I can not have/ I can't have (a car)
You can not have/ You can't have (a car)
He/ She/ It can not have / He/ She/ It can't have (a car)
We can not have/ We can't have (a car)
You can not have/ You can't have (a car)
They can not have/ They can't have ( a car) 
 
NB! In negative sentences can't is the same for all persons and there is no do or does.

Subject - can - not - verb in infinitive form without "to".
 
Question
Can I have (a car)?
Can you have (a car)?
Can he/ she/ it have (a car)?
Can we have (a car)?
Can you have (a car)?
Can they have (a car)?
 
Auxiliar - can - verb in infinitive form without "to".
 
Negative Question
Can not/ Can't I have (a car)?
Can not/ Can't you have (a car)?
Can not/ Can't he/ she/ it have (a car)?
Can not/ Can't we have (a car)?
Can not/ Can't you have (a car)?
Can not/ Can't they have (a car)?

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Elio Mondello,
Feb 2, 2011, 3:37 AM
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