Como Usar Could en Ingles

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You can use could to:

  • express a past possibility or ability
  • ask for something and make requests

The grammatical structure of ‘could’

Subject + Could + Verb (always the infinitive verb without “to”)

subject auxiliary verb main verb
+ My sister could run.
She/He could not run.
couldn’t
? Could your sister run?
  • Important: There is only one form of could.

 

Using ‘Could’ in a Sentence

Using ‘could’ to express past possibility or ability

  • could walk when I was only 2 years old!
  • When we arrived at the party, we could not find our friends.
  • Could you understand what the waiter was asking us?

Using ‘could’ to make requests

You could use ‘could’ in a question to formally ask someone to do something.

  • Could you please tell me where the bakery?
  • Could you please send me the recipe?

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