Where and how do you use can in a sentence? Can is a modal verb used to express ability, possibility, probability, asking or giving permission, and for making requests. Here are 30 sentences with can.
Subject + Can + Main Verb Base Form
- I don’t believe he can help me.
- You can purchase either yellow or red.
- If the movie is boring, we can always leave.
- I am doing all that I can, but the baby is still not walking properly.
- Nowadays, you can search on google to find the best hotel.
- I can let you have a cheque tomorrow if that is OK.
- My dad can understand German quite well.
- He can take my laptop.
- He can solve this puzzle.
- That shelf isn’t too high. You can reach it.
Negative Sentences with Can
Subject + Cannot/Can’t + Main Verb Base Form
- ‘I can’t do that,’ he said.
- You can’t park over in front of that building.
- Sara can’t dance very well.
- You can’t use your phone here. It does not work.
- I can’t remember anything about it.
- Plants cannot survive without sunlight.
- You can’t wear jewelry to school.
- She can’t stay up till the end of the program.
- They cannot come tomorrow.
- I’m trying to access my Gmail account, but I can’t remember my password.
Interrogative Sentences with Can
Can + Subject + Main Verb Base Form
We can also make interrogative sentences by placing other question words, such as how and what, etc., before can.
(Question Word) + Can + Subject + Main Verb Base Form
- Can you slow down the music a little, please? I’m studying.
- Can I have some more rice?
- How can I pay my university fee online?
- Can you send me your documents?
- Can you smell something burning?
- Can you remember what their house number is?
- Can I wash my hands here?
- Can you lift this suitcase?
- How can I open a new bank account?
- What can you see?