CAN + limited range of adverbs

CAN + limited range of adverbs

Point 120 in the category of MODALITY is defined as:

‘can’ with a limited range of adverbs (including ‘also’, ‘always’, ‘even’, ‘just’, ‘only’, ‘really’, ‘still’) in the normal mid position after the modal verb.

A search on iWeb for:

can_VM also|always|even|just|only|really|still _VVI

1 CAN ALSO USE 95739
2 CAN ALSO HELP 51313
3 CAN ALSO GET 30869
4 CAN ALSO MAKE 27337
5 CAN ALSO FIND 27258

6 CAN ALSO ADD 25978

  Mamamia
‘Just all the things I’ve been sucked into buying while late-night scrolling.’
You can also add your own music.

7 CAN ALSO SEE 23937
8 CAN ALSO CAUSE 23290
9 CAN ALSO TAKE 20724
10 CAN ALSO CHOOSE 19282
11 CAN ONLY IMAGINE 18915
12 CAN STILL GET 18015
13 CAN ALSO CREATE 16358
14 CAN ONLY HOPE 15411
15 CAN ONLY GET 14850
16 CAN ALSO PROVIDE 14616
17 CAN STILL USE 14159
18 CAN ALSO CHECK 13923
19 CAN ALSO TRY 13351
20 CAN ONLY USE 12574
21 CAN ALSO SET 12206
22 CAN STILL SEE 12038
23 CAN REALLY HELP 11867
24 CAN EVEN USE 11834
25 CAN ALSO LEAD 11718
26 CAN ONLY ASSUME 9827
27 CAN ALSO CHANGE 9582
28 CAN ALSO BUY 9379
29 CAN ALSO GO 8998
30 CAN ONLY SEE 8878
31 CAN ALSO INCLUDE 8233
32 CAN ALWAYS USE 8078
33 CAN EVEN GET 8055
34 CAN ALSO PLAY 7883
35 CAN ALSO ENJOY 7868
36 CAN ALWAYS FIND 7866
37 CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD 7799
38 CAN ALSO GIVE 7754
39 CAN ALSO ACCESS 7597
40 CAN REALLY MAKE 7593
41 CAN STILL MAKE 7593
42 CAN ALSO VIEW 7590
43 CAN ALSO OCCUR 7578
44 CAN ALSO WORK 7409
45 CAN ALSO LOOK 7327
46 CAN ALSO AFFECT 7325
47 CAN ALSO VISIT 7269
48 CAN ALSO CALL 7193
49 CAN ALSO APPLY 7168
50 CAN JUST USE 7112
51 CAN ONLY TAKE 7009
52 CAN EVEN MAKE 6888
53 CAN ALSO SELECT 6793
54 CAN STILL FIND 6701
55 CAN ALSO CONTACT 6645
56 CAN ALSO PURCHASE 6554
57 CAN ALWAYS GO 6471
58 CAN ONLY GO 6451
59 CAN ALSO SEND 6396
60 CAN ALSO SAVE 6285
61 CAN ONLY SAY 6251
62 CAN ALWAYS GET 5890
63 CAN ALSO INCREASE 5745
64 CAN ONLY MAKE 5714
65 CAN ALSO CLICK 5654
66 CAN REALLY GET 5583
67 CAN ALSO MEAN 5411
68 CAN JUST GO 5402
69 CAN ALSO ASK 5351
70 CAN ALSO PUT 5238
71 CAN ALSO OFFER 5188
72 CAN ALSO READ 5176
73 CAN ALWAYS ADD 5134
74 CAN ALSO SEARCH 5130
75 CAN ALSO FOLLOW 5079
76 CAN ALSO SERVE 4854
77 CAN ALSO REDUCE 4835
78 CAN EVEN ADD 4802
79 CAN ALSO RESULT 4704
80 CAN ALSO LEARN 4686
81 CAN JUST GET 4615
82 CAN ALSO SPECIFY 4533
83 CAN STILL ENJOY 4491
84 CAN ONLY COME 4468
85 CAN ONLY HELP 4431
86 CAN ONLY GUESS 4350
87 CAN ONLY FIND 4345
88 CAN ALSO BECOME 4337
89 CAN REALLY SEE 4332
90 CAN ALSO KEEP 4307
91 CAN ALWAYS COUNT 4304
92 CAN EVEN SEE 4255
93 CAN EVEN HELP 4201
94 CAN ALSO BRING 4162
95 CAN ALSO RUN 4123
96 CAN STILL TAKE 4113
97 CAN EVEN TAKE 4086
98 CAN ALSO BENEFIT 3908
99 CAN STILL REMEMBER 3883
100 CAN ONLY DREAM 3875

A2 vocabulary:

add, become, bring, call, check, click, contact, download, dream, follow, guess, hope, include, keep, mean, offer, save, serve, set, try, view

 


Examples linked with more context:

Besides the TV shows, you can also find many people who are excellent animators.

demotix.com


In addition, speaking skills can only be improved when the speaker’s oral English level is higher than the other person involved, which is not always the case.

xjtlu.edu.cn


This hesitation is even more worrying as these mistakes undermine our credibility and can even prove to be disqualifying on a CV or a cover letter.

openthenews.com

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