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Roleplay: Could you...?

14/19
Recursos

Could es un verbo modal que se utiliza para hablar de situaciones tante del presente, pasado y futuro. Lleg贸 el momento de entender c贸mo funciona con ejemplos de la vida real al hablar en ingl茅s. Prep谩ratep para un nuevo roleplay.

Could utilizado en pasado

Utilizamos could para expresar habilidades o capacidades en el pasado. Could reemplaza a can en pasado. Por ejemplo:

  • I could speak french when I was a kid / Yo pod铆a hablar franc茅s cuando era un ni帽o.
  • 10 years ago, I couldn鈥檛 drive / Hace 10 a帽os, no pod铆a conducir.
  • I couldn鈥檛 arrive on time and I missed the plane / No pod铆a llegar a tiempo y perd铆a el avi贸n.

Could utilizado en presente

Tambi茅n podemos utilizar could para hacer peticiones formales y sugerencias. Could es m谩s formal o educado que can, pero puedes usar ambas opciones.

  • Could I borrow your pen, please? / 驴Me prestas tu bol铆grafo, por favor?
  • You could ask your teacher for help / Puedes pedirle ayuda a tu profesor.

Could utilizado en futuro

Could es otra manera de emplear might o may para referirnos a posibilidades futuras.

  • Rachel could be the new manager / Rachel podr铆a ser la nueva directora.
  • Alex could win the game / Alex podr铆a ganar el partido.
  • He could go to jail for doing that / 脡l podr铆a ir a la c谩rcel por hacer eso.

Di谩logo

Jackson y David son dos grandes amigos que se reunieron despu茅s de la escuela para completar sus deberes. Lee con atenci贸n su conversaci贸n.

  • Jackson: Hey David. Could you please help me with my math homework?
  • David: Yeah Jimmy. I could help you in a couple of minutes. I鈥檓 finishing cleaning the house. Mom could arrive at any moment.
  • Jackson: Oh yeah, and we could be in trouble. Let me help you
  • David: When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these math problems either.
  • Jackson: Hehe but you could read faster than me.
  • David: True that hehe
  • Jackson: Also, David, could you please lend me 10 dollars? I want to buy something. I鈥檓 starving!
  • David: Sure or I could cook something for you if you wish.
  • Jackson: Yeah, that鈥檚 great! Thank you bro!
  • David: When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook but now I can.
  • Jackson: I can鈥檛 cook now but I could learn from you. Could you teach me?
  • David: Of course!
  • Jackson: Let鈥檚 do it!

Ejercicio

Ahora vamos a completar un ejercicio de comprensi贸n de lectura. Escribe debajo de cada 铆tem las respuestas a ellos. Cada una corresponde a diferentes tiempos para could: pasado, presente y futuro.

  • Cosas que pueden hacer en el presente, que no pod铆an hacer en el pasado.
  • Peticiones y sugerencias que hacen.
  • Las posibilidades que est谩n discutiendo.

Respuestas:

  1. David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.
  2. If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
  3. They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

Aportes 272

Preguntas 15

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The things that they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past

  • When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these problems either.

  • When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook, but now I can
    The polite requests they make

  • Could you please help me with my math homework?

  • Could you please lend me 10 dollars?

  • Could you teach me?
    The possibilities they discuss.

  • I could help you in a couple of minutes.

  • Mom could arrive at any moment.

  • We could be in trouble.

  • But you could read faster than me.

  • I could cook something for you if you wish.

Could is the past form of 鈥渃an鈥
鈥淐ould鈥 for polite requests and suggestions

  • Polite requests
  • Suggestions

We can also use 鈥渕ight鈥 and 鈥渕ay鈥

  • The things that they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past
    I couldn鈥檛 solve these maths problems either.
    You could read faster than me
    When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook.

  • The polite requests they make
    Could you please help me with my math homework?
    Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
    Could you teach me?

  • The possibilities they discuss.
    I could help you in a couple of minutes.
    Mom could arrive at any moment.
    We could be in trouble.
    I could cook something for you if you wish.
    I could learn from you.

  1. COULD as a past form of the action CAN (abilities in the past or capacities in the past).
    I could speak French when I was a kid.
    Ten years ago I couldn鈥檛 drive.
    I couldn鈥檛 arrive on time so I missed my plane.
  2. COULD for the present. For polite requests or for suggestions (formal form).
    Polite request: Could I borrow your pen please?
    Suggestions : you could ask your teacher for help.
  3. COULD for the future l. As another way to say MIGHT or MAY (possibilities).
    Rachel could be a new manager.
    Alex could win the game.
    He could go to jail for doing that.

The things the could and couldnt in the past 鈫

  • When he was his age he couldn鈥檛 solve the math problems
  • when he was young he couldn鈥檛 cook
  • he could read faster than him at his age

The polites request that they make 鈫

  • could you please help me with my math homework?
  • could you please lend me ten dollars ?
  • could you teach me?

The possibilities they discuss 鈫

  • their mom could arrive at any moment
  • they could be in trouble
  • he could cook something for him
  • he could learn to cook

Time to practice!

  • The things they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past

    • When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these problems either
    • You could read faster than me
    • I could cook something for you
    • When I was a kid, i couldn鈥檛 cook, but now I can
  • The polite request they make

    • Could you please me with my math homework?
    • Could you please lend me 10 dollars
    • Could you teach me?
  • The posibilities they discuss

    • I could help you in couple of minutes
    • Mom can arrive in any moment
    • We could be in trouble
    • I could learn from you

Here my answers:
The hings they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past:

  • I couldn鈥檛 solve these math problems either.
  • You could read faster than me.
  • When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook but now I can.

The polite request they make:

  • Could you please help me with my math homework?
  • I could help you in a couple of minutes.
  • Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
  • Could you teach me?

The possibilities they discuss:

  • Mom could arrive at any moment.
  • We could be in trouble.
  • I could cook something for you if you wish.
  • I can鈥檛 cook now but I could learn from you.

The things they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past:
- David couldn鈥檛 solve those problems either
- David could read faster
- David couldn鈥檛 cook when he was a kid
The polite request the make:
- If he could help him with his math homework
- If he could lend him 10 dollars
- If he could teach him to cook
The possibilities they discuss:
- Mom could arrive in any moment and they could be in trouble

When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook but now I鈥檓 trying to learn.
Could you bring me some things from the store, please?
I could you a great professional in a couple of years

Things they can do in the present that they couldn鈥檛 do in the past:
David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was young either, but now he can solve them.
David could read fast.
Requests and suggestions they make:
If David could lend Jackson $10.
If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
The possibilities they are discussing.
Both could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

鈥淐ould鈥 for polite requests and suggestions

Polite requests

  • Could l borrow your pen, plase?

Suggestions

  • You could ask your teacher for help
鈥ould you please help me with my math homework? 鈥e could be un trouble 鈥 I couldn't solve this either 鈥hen I was a child, I couldn't Cook I could learn from you

1.- - When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these math problems either.
- Hehe but you could read faster than me.
- When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook but now I can
2.- Hey David. Could you please help me with my math homework?

  • Also, David, could you please lend me 10 dollars? I want to buy something. I鈥檓 starving!
  • Sure or I could cook something for you if you wish
    .- Could you teach me?
    3.- Also, David, could you please lend me 10 dollars? I want to buy something. I鈥檓 starving!
    David: Sure or I could cook something for you if you wish.
    Jackson: Yeah, that鈥檚 great! Thank you bro!
    David: When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook but now I can.
    Jackson: I can鈥檛 cook now but I could learn from you. Could you teach me?
  • David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.

  • If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.

  • They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.
If David could help Jackson with a math problem, If David could lend Jackon $ 10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
They could be in trouble if they do the dishes.

The things they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past.
David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems in the past.
When David was a Kid He couldn鈥檛 cook
David could read faster than Jackson.
The polite requests they make:
Jackson: Could you please help me with my math homework?
Jackson: Could you lend me 10 dollars?
I could cook something for you if you wish.
Could you teach me?
The possibilities they discuss:
Mom could arrive at any moment.
We could be in trouble
I can鈥檛 cook now bur I could learn from you.

Could I have a glass of water?
When I was child, I could to play soccer for many hours.
I could to work abroad if I speak English.

Things they could and couldn鈥檛 in the past

  • She couldn鈥檛 go at the party yesterday because she was sick.
  • Last year I could travel to a new city. I really enjoyed!

Polite requests they make

  • Could I have a soda, please?
  • You could enter in the meeting and listen, if you want.

Possibilites they discuss

  • She could meet new friends
  • He could run a marathon.

Things they could and couldn鈥檛 in the past

  • She couldn鈥檛 go at the party yesterday because she was sick.
  • Last year I could travel to a new city. I really enjoyed!
    Polite requests they make
  • Could I have a soda, please?
  • You could enter in the meeting and listen, if you want.
    Possibilites they discuss
  • She could meet new friends
  • He could run a marathon.

Excellent class!

i couldn"t understood how to use could, but i know how to use it.
could i borrow your car, please?
you could tried platzi for study english if you don"t have enough money to go to the college.

My examples

  • I could speak English in a year if I am constant in my studies

  • I couldn鈥檛 run when I had a sprain in my foot

  • You could practice English with me if you want

  1. Could you please help me with my math homework?
  2. I could help you in a couple of minutes
  3. Mon could arrive at any moments
  4. We could be in troble
  5. When I was your ege, I couldn鈥檛 solve these math problems
  6. But you could read faster than me
  7. Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
  8. I could cook something for you if you wish
  9. When I was a kid. I couldn鈥檛 cook But noe I can
  10. I could learn for you
  11. Could you teach me ?
  • Could you please help me with my math homework?
  • I could help you in a couple of minutes
  • Mom could arrive at any moment
  • We could be in trouble
  • Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
  • I could cook something for you
  • When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook
  • I could learn from you
  • Could you teach me?

I could paint when I was a child now I can鈥檛.
Could you hand me the cereal please?
The medicine could take effect in twenty-four hours.
Could you wash your hands before eating?

y all铆 voy !
porque los subt铆tulos de este curso van tan mal??

The thing they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past?

  • David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems
  • David coul read faster than Jackson
  • David couldn鈥檛 cook
    The polite requests they make
  • Could you please help me with my math homework?
  • Could you please lend me 10 dollars?

The possibilities they discuss?

  • Jackson couldn鈥檛 cook so he asks to David if he could teach him?
  • mom could arrive at any moment
  • we could be in trouble.
  • I could cook something for you.
  1. I could cook, sometimes.
  2. We could be in the trouble.
  3. I could麓n solve math problems

i could send you the food
if you have hungry i could cook something for you
could i sit on here?
could i wait until he comes back?

Ten years ago, I couldn鈥檛 cook my own food. Now, I could cook some delicious dishes.

  • David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was younger.

  • David couldn鈥檛 cook when he was a child.

  • Jackson ask to David, if he could help with his homework

  • Jackson ask to David, if he could lend 10 dollars to him.

  • Jackson can鈥檛 cook but he ask to David if he could teach this skill.

  • David鈥檚 mom could arrives to the house any moment, if David don鈥檛 clean the house before after that he could be in troubles.

I could Cook something for you. We could be in trouble. I couldn't Solve math problems. I couldn't Cook.

The things that they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past

  • When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these math problems either.
  • you could read faster than me.
  • When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook but now I can.

The polite requests they make

  • Could you please help me with my math homework?
  • David, could you please lend me 10 dollars?
  • Could you teach me?

The possibilities they discuss.

  • I could help you in a couple of minutes
  • Mom could arrive at any moment.
  • we could be in trouble.
  • I could cook something for you if you wish.
  • I could learn from you.

**Cosas que pueden hacer en el presente, que no pod铆an hacer **en el pasado.
When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these problems either.

When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook, but now I can
Peticiones y sugerencias que hacen.
could you please help me with my math homework
could you teach me
Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
Las posibilidades que est谩n discutiendo.
I could help you in a couple of minutes.

Mom could arrive at any moment.

We could be in trouble.

But you could read faster than me.

I could cook something for you if you wish.

David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a kid, but now he can.
Also, David didn鈥檛 know how to cook, but now he can cook very well.
If David could help Jackson with a math problem.
If David could lend Jackson $10.
If only David could teach Jackson to cook.
They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 wash the dishes.

The things that they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past

When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these problems either.

When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook, but now I can
The polite requests they make

Could you please help me with my math homework?

Could you please lend me 10 dollars?

Could you teach me?
The possibilities they discuss.

I could help you in a couple of minutes.

Mom could arrive at any moment.

We could be in trouble.

But you could read faster than me.

I could cook something for you if you wish.

  • David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can.
    Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.
  • If David could help Jackson with a math problem.
    If David could lend Jackson $10.
    If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
  • They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

Exercise:

  1. I could sing when i was child, not anymore.
  2. Could you lend me your book, please.
  3. My Uncle麓s flight could arrive tomorrow.

Exercise:
I couldn鈥檛 solve these math problems either.
You could read faster than me.
When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook but now I can.
The polite request they make:

Could you please help me with my math homework?
I could help you in a couple of minutes.
Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
Could you teach me?
The possibilities they discuss:

Mom could arrive at any moment.
We could be in trouble.
I could cook something for you if you wish.
I can鈥檛 cook now but I could learn from you.

David couldn麓t solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.
If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Javkson how to cook.
They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

Here my answers:
The hings they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past:

I couldn鈥檛 solve these math problems either.
You could read faster than me.
When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook but now I can.
The polite request they make:

Could you please help me with my math homework?
I could help you in a couple of minutes.
Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
Could you teach me?
The possibilities they discuss:

Mom could arrive at any moment.
We could be in trouble.
I could cook something for you if you wish.
I can鈥檛 cook now but I could learn from you.

  1. David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.
  2. If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
  3. They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.
Could i went to her house? They couldn't arrived to school.

David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can.
Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.
If David could help Jackson with a math problem.
If David could lend Jackson $10.
If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

  • Things they can do in the present that they could not do in the past.
    David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a kid, but now he can. Also, David didn鈥檛 know how to cook, but now he can cook very well.
  • Requests and suggestions made.
    If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If only David could teach Jackson to cook.
  • The possibilities they are discussing.
    They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 wash the dishes.

When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these problems either.

When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook, but now I can
The polite requests they make

Could you please help me with my math homework?

Could you please lend me 10 dollars?

Could you teach me?
The possibilities they discuss.

I could help you in a couple of minutes.

Mom could arrive at any moment.

We could be in trouble.

But you could read faster than me.

I could cook something for you if you wish.

  • David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.

  • If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.

  • They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

I could run fast when I was 14 years . Now, it is hard to me running fast.
You could go to the doctor, if you feel ill.
I could travel with you next sunday.

  1. When Davidd I was your ege, I couldn麓t solve these math problemas either and I was a kid I couldn麓t cook but now I can.
  2. Could you please help me with my math homework?
    Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
    Could you teach me?
  3. I could help you in a couple of minutes.
    We could be in trouble
    you could read faster than me
    I could cook somethin for you if you wish
    I could learn from you.

i couldn鈥檛 understand how should i use the word 鈥渕ight鈥 so i watched this class and now i understand it.

Could reemplaza a can en pasado

ecxellent!

excellent class

fantastic class

very interesting class

Could es un verbo modal que se utiliza para hablar de situaciones tante del presente, pasado y futuro. Lleg贸 el momento de entender c贸mo funciona con ejemplos de la vida real al hablar en ingl茅s. Prep谩ratep para un nuevo roleplay.

Some examples:
Could you please help me with my math homework.
Mom could arrive at any moment.
David, could you lend me $10.00
I could learn from you.

Practice .
Past.

  • I couldn鈥檛 run fast, when I was six years old, now it鈥檚 my favorite sport?.

  • When I was studying in primary School.I couldn鈥檛 speak in publicly now it鈥檚 easy for me to speak .
    Present .

  • Could you open the bag, please.

  • You could come to the party with me .

Future

  • I could travel at Christmas but I have to wait .
    I. Could find a better I work if improve my English at Platzi

Pay attention and give some examples about:
.

  1. The things they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past.
    David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child.
    .
    David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook.
    .
  2. The polite requests they make.
    If David could help Jackson with a math problem.
    .
    If David could lend Jackson $10.
    .
    If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
    .
  3. The possibilities they discuss.
    They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the cleaning.

Past:

  1. I couldn鈥檛 watch all the games of World Cup 2018 because I had not DirecTV.
  2. I could work when I had seventeen years because I got a permit.

Present:

  1. Could I open a window? It鈥檚 hot inside
  2. Could I travel with you? I want to visit Mexico

Future:

  1. I could get a new job but I have to wait.
  2. I could buy your lunch but at 1:30 p.m.

David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can.
Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.
If David could help Jackson with a math problem.
If David could lend Jackson $10.
If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

  • David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.
  • If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
  • They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.
excellent

The things that they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past

  • When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these problems either
  • When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook, but now I can

The polite requests they make

  • Could you please help me with my math homework?
  • Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
  • Could you teach me?

The possibilities they discuss

  • I could help you in a couple of minutes

  • Mom could arrive at any moment

  • We could be in trouble

  • But you could read faster than me.

  • I could cook something for you if you wish

  • Past: To express abilities or capabilities
    I couldn麓t solve these math problems either.
    David couldn麓t cook but now he can.
  • Present: formal request and suggestions
    Could you plase help me with my math homework?
    Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
    I could cook something for you if you wish
    could you teach me?
  • Future: Future possibilities
    I could help you in a couple of minutes
    Mom could arrive at any moment.
    Jackson could read faster than David
    Jackson could learn from you鈥

1.The things they could and couldn麓t do in the past?
David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.
2.The polite requests they make?
If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
3.The possibilities they discuss
They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

  1. The things they could and couldn麓t do in the past?
    David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.
  2. The polite requests they make?
    If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
  3. The possibilities they discuss
    They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.
polite sugesti贸n
i need help with the homework

When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these math problems either.

I could help you in a couple of minutes.

Could you please help me with my math homework?

Also, David, could you please lend me 10 dollars?

  • David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.

  • If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.

  • They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

Things they could or couldn鈥檛 do in the past:

  • They could play soccer in the same team when they were in high school
  • They couldn鈥檛 go out without his parents
    The polite requests they make
  • Could you please replay that song?
  • Could you please close the window?
    The possibilities they discuss
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  1. The polite requests they make
    Jackson asks David could help him with math homework
    If could please lend him 10 dollars
  2. The possibilities the discuss
    His mom could arrive at any moment and they could be in trouble
    David could cook something for Jackson
    He could learn to cook
  3. The thing they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past
    David either couldn鈥檛 solve these math problems
    He couldn鈥檛 cook when he was a child
  • David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.

  • If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.

  • They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

he things that they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past

When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these problems either.

When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook, but now I can
The polite requests they make

Could you please help me with my math homework?

Could you please lend me 50 dollars?

Respuestas:

David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.

If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.

They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

EXERCISE
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鈼廇lso, David couldn鈥檛 cook,
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鈼廔f David could help Jackson with a math problem.
鈼廔f David could lend Jackson $10.
鈼廔f David could teach Jackson how to cook.
鈼廡hey could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

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The things that they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past
I couldn鈥檛 solve these maths problems either.
You could read faster than me
When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook.

The polite requests they make
Could you please help me with my math homework?
Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
Could you teach me?

The possibilities they discuss.
I could help you in a couple of minutes.
Mom could arrive at any moment.
We could be in trouble.
I could cook something for you if you wish.
I could learn from you.

David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.
If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.

thank you teacher

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  • The things they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past.
    I couldn鈥檛 solve these math problems either.
    You could read faster than me.
    When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook but now I can.

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  • The polite request they make.
    Could you please help me with my math homework?
    Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
    Could you teach me?

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  • The possibilities they discuss.
    I could help you in a couple of minutes.
    Mom could arrive at any moment.
    We could be in trouble.
    I could cook something for you if you wish.
    I could learn from you.

The things that they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past
I couldn鈥檛 solve these maths problems either.
You could read faster than me
When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook.

The polite requests they make
Could you please help me with my math homework?
Could you please lend me 10 dollars?
Could you teach me?

The possibilities they discuss.
I could help you in a couple of minutes.
Mom could arrive at any moment.
We could be in trouble.
I could cook something for you if you wish.
I could learn from you.

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鈥淐ould鈥 for polite requests and suggestions

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The things that they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past

When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these problems either.

When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook, but now I can
The polite requests they make

Could you please help me with my math homework?

Could you please lend me 10 dollars?

I could speak Italian when I was a child.

  1. David couldn鈥檛 solve math problems when he was a child, but now he can. Also, David couldn鈥檛 cook, but now he can cook very well.
  2. If David could help Jackson with a math problem. If David could lend Jackson $10. If David could teach Jackson how to cook.
  3. They could be in trouble if they don鈥檛 do the dishes.
  • The things that they could and couldn鈥檛 do in the past

When I was your age, I couldn鈥檛 solve these problems either.

When I was a kid I couldn鈥檛 cook, but now I can

  • Requests and suggestions they make.

Could you please help me with my math homework?

Could you please lend me 10 dollars?

Could you teach me?

  • The possibilities they discuss.

I could help you in a couple of minutes.

Mom could arrive at any moment.

We could be in trouble.

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鈥淐ould鈥 for polite requests and suggestions

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The polite requests they make

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