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Contoh penggunaan "can" dan "could" dalam kalimat bahasa Inggris


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Can dan Could merupakan salah satu jenis dari Modal Auxiliaries yang memiliki arti sama yaitu bisa atau boleh. Can dan could digunakan ketika kita berbicara tentang kemampuan, dan untuk meminta sesuatu, memohon izin.

Fungsi Can dan Could

  • Digunakan untuk menyatakan kemampuan
  • Digunakan untuk meminta/memohon sesuatu
  • Digunakan untuk memohon izin

Penggunaan Can dalam Bahasa Inggris

Seperti yang sudah kami katakan diatas, can dalam bahasa Inggris berarti bisa/boleh. dan digunakan untuk menyatakan kemampuan, meminta izin, dan meminta sesuatu.

Contoh Kalimat menggunakan Can:

  • I know you can do it
  • I can do this homework on my own
  • Can you believe the luck?
  • How can you laugh at it?
  • Can you watch the house for me while I'm gone?
  • I can take care of myself.
  • You can learn many things from books.
  • That device can track where you are at any time
  • I can hardly wait for the new baby.
  • Can I talk to Jonathan?

Penggunaan Could dalam Bahasa Inggris

Berbeda dengan Can, Could adalah verb-2 dari can. Yang mana berarti Could adalah bentuk lampau. Could bisa digunakan untuk menyatakan kalimat permintaan atau pernyataan yang lebih sopan.

Contoh Kalimat menggunakan Could:

  • Maybe we could get a van.
  • The doctor thought I could not live.
  • I could not understand Math.
  • We could say he has excellent talent.
  • How could he do such a thing to his own children?
  • Could you please pass the salt over there please?
  • Could you take the garbage outside please?
  • I wish you could hear yourself talking.
  • My dad could drive better than my mom.
  • How could anyone fall asleep that fast?








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Last Sunday, we ____ take any photos in the museum: it was forbidden.
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When I was young, I ____ play the guitar: it was too difficult for me!
We ____ open the door: it was locked from the inside!