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Can or Could Worksheet


For each of these sentences, choose either can or could. Be careful when deciding if the sentence is positive or negative.

1. I __COULDN'T__ sleep last night. It was so hot!

2. When I was five or six, I __COULD__ do a handstand, but I __CAN'T__ now.

3. My late grandfather __COULD__ speak French and my father __CAN__ say a few words of Spanish. I __CAN'T__ speak anything but English.

4. We're having a dinner party next Saturday, but Roger __CAN'T__ come.

5. When I met Darren last year, he __COULDN'T__ swim. He was terrified of the water. Now he __CAN__ swim like a fish!

6. I __COULDN'T__ finish my lunch today. I just wasn't hungry at all.

7. There are so many different ice creams to choose from. I __CAN'T__ decide. You choose for me.

8. I __COULDN'T__ find Ben and then I found him in the garden. Now I __CAN'T__ find him again. He keeps disappearing!

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