Since his current office was directly across from their bedroom, it seemed a better place for babies that Alex said could be born early. You couldn't find any eggs for our breakfast? If she was wrong about him... but how could she be? When I said you were the father, you couldn't believe it. Now look at a re-write which uses sentence starters: Anna went skiing today on the steep run at Whistler that I warned her not to try. How could anyone who loved so thoroughly be guilty of the things she suspected? Then today when I couldn't find her . Could I park my car here? He couldn't understand why she would say that when she'd been living in his house so long. I could not be induced to tell where the key was. What can he do out there right now that he couldn't do a month and a half from now. Hi. I maying. Level: beginner We use can and can't to talk about someone's skill or general abilities: We use can and can't to talk about the ability to do something at a specific time in the present or future: We use could and couldn't to talk about the past: Level: intermediate We use could have to say that someone had the ability or opportunity to do something, but did not do it: 5. ! June 12, 2017 at 1:55 pm. " He could do it for us. " Pierre stood rather far off and could not hear all that the Emperor said. They heard the sudden twittering of a bird, but could not find the creature anywhere. She had admired his work as long as she could remember. I thought maybe we could get a van, but I didn't know if we could afford it. Could u use the word "patrician" in a sentence that doesn't give the definition but u know what the word means? 2. No, nothing could explain the exchange she witnessed. Alex helped the man get the luggage into the trunk and then hurried to assist Carmen into the car before the man could touch her. She turned her back on Bordeaux and pulled her shirt from her pants, unbuttoning it so that the water could reach the sweat stained area under her breasts. His laugh was low, and she could imagine his mocking expression. Follow edited Jun 7 '11 at 2:36. CK 1 2245235 Could we sit? How long this state of things continued Dorothy could not even guess, she was so greatly bewildered. “I suggest that you call him.” suggest that someone do something. Short definition: Divergence, difference I could be a room mate – help you with the bills and pay rent. 22. A home with bittersweet memories - a home she could no longer have? These sentences are in two halves, with the if part in one half and the other part where you can use modal verbs such as can, will, may, might, could and would. How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living? After the negative sentences, the not In both the sentences given above, you can see that the word could is used expressive of request. We have2 use words in a sentence that doesnt give the meaning but u no wat the word means. Yet, look where she would, Dorothy could discover no bells at all in the great glass hall. All this was so terrible and unreal that he could not understand it at all, and so had good reason to be afraid. Note that could doesn’t always refer to past time. Not that she could deny a vivid imagination. How could a man with four million in the bank be in financial danger? I really need this sentence for a vocab test. Why couldn't she feel the same excitement about him? Thank you for your anticipated help. As a general rule, chose "a" when the word that comes after it sounds like it starts with a consonant, even if it's actually a vowel. 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