Complete The Sentences With The Correct Form Of Can, Could, Or Be Able To.

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  • 1. 

    What does this label say? I ________ see without my glasses.

    Explanation
    The label indicates that the person is unable to see without their glasses. The word "can't" in the answer choice reinforces this idea, as it means "cannot" or "is unable to."

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  • 2. 

    I’ve never ________draw well, but my brother is brilliant.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "been able to." This phrase suggests that the speaker has never had the ability or skill to draw well. It implies a lack of talent or aptitude in drawing. The mention of the speaker's brother being brilliant at drawing further emphasizes the contrast in their abilities.

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  • 3. 

    ________ you lend me a pen, please?

    Explanation
    The question is asking for a polite request to borrow a pen. Both "can" and "could" can be used to make polite requests. "Can" is more commonly used in informal situations, while "could" is considered more formal. Both options are correct in this context.

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  • 4. 

    I’m free tonight, so I’ll ________ come and help you if you like.

    Explanation
    The phrase "be able to" is used to express the ability or possibility of doing something. In this context, the speaker is saying that they are free tonight and have the ability or possibility to come and help if the other person would like them to.

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  • 5. 

    After three months living here, I ________ understand quite a lot of Japanese.

    Explanation
    After three months of living in Japan, the speaker has gained a good understanding of the Japanese language. The use of "can" indicates the speaker's ability to understand Japanese, while "'m be able to" emphasizes the continuous process of acquiring this understanding. This suggests that the speaker has made progress in learning the language during their time in Japan.

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  • 6. 

    I’d love ________ play a musical instrument.

    Explanation
    This sentence is expressing a desire or a wish to play a musical instrument. The phrase "to be able to" is used to indicate the ability or capability to do something. Therefore, the correct answer "to be able to" fits perfectly in the sentence, as it conveys the meaning that the person wants to have the skill or capacity to play a musical instrument.

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