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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 ______ sleep last night. It was so hot!

2. When I was five or six, I ______ do a handstand, but I ______ now.

3. My late grandfather ______ speak French and my father ______ say a few words of Spanish. I ______ speak anything but English.

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

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

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

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

8. I ______ find Ben and then I found him in the garden. Now I ______ find him again. He keeps disappearing!

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