Could-Modal Auxiliary Verb

Modal Auxiliary Verb ‘Could’
·         Could is a modal auxiliary verb.
·         Could is the past form of ‘can’
·         It is pronounced as /kud/
·         ‘l’ is silent in the spelling of ‘could’
(Could in Gujarati to English-pdf)
Could is used to show ability or disability of the gone time, of the past.
What a person was able to do something or what he/she wasn’t able to do.
Let’s see some examples:
1.    I could awake for 24 hours at my young age.
2.    Sachin could make double century in the last match.
3.    The police couldn’t catch to Virappan.
4.    America couldn’t find the master mind of the conspiracy of the attack.
5.    My grandfather could walk without a stick at the age of 90.
Could is used to know about others ability of the past:
6.    Could you reach in function in time yesterday?
7.    Could the doctor save the patient?
Could is also used to make humble request.
See the examples:
8.    Could you p lease come with me up to the station?
9.    Could you give me your pen for while please?
10. Could you lend me one lac rupees, please?

Sentence Patterns:
Affirmative: Subject + could+v-1+ object or other swords.
Negative: Subject + could+v-1 + object or other words.
Interrogative: Could + subject + v-1 + object or other words?

Could Exercise:1
Could Exercise:1
Could Exercise:1

Watch here the Video of Modal Auxiliary Verb ‘could’ in Gujarati Language:

Modals in Continuous Tenses:
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