modal verbs – can

can

  • ability to do sth. in the present (= to be able to) – I can speak English but I can´t speak Chinese.
  • permission to do sth. in the present (= to be allowed to) – Can I work from home tomorrow?
  • request – Can you wait a moment, please?
  • offer – Can I serve you a coffeee?
  • suggestion – Can we visit our friends at the weekend?
  • possibility – It can be very hot next summer.
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