Модальные глаголы

Can / Could (permission – request – suggestion)

Can you …? or Could you …?

We use Can you …? or Could you …? when we ask people to do things. Remember that could is more polite than can.

Can you hold the door open for me, please?
Could you hold the door open for me, please? 
Can you take a message?
Could you take a message? 

Can I have …? or Could I have …?

We use Can I have …? or Could I have …? to ask for something.

Can I have a glass of water?
Could I have a glass of water? 

Can I …? or Could I …?

We use Can I …? or Could I …? meaning «is it OK if I do something?»

Jim, can I borrow your car for a couple of days?
Jim, could I borrow your car for a couple of days?
Can I leave a message? 
Could I leave a message?

Suggestion

We use can / could to make a suggestion.

We can go out for a drink tonight.
We could go out for a drink tonight. 

 

Упражнения

Beginner

Упражнения на модальный глагол can 
Упражнения на модальные глаголы 

Elementary 

Упражнения на модальные глаголы

Pre-intermediate 

Упражнения на модальные глаголы

 

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