Can you believe it?

In the English Grammar Profile, B1 point 74 in MODALITY is defined:

‘can you believe’ to express surprise


PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

Can you believe that my poor mother still did not know that she was dying?

Mongol female level 4 grammar class.

TLC SPEAKING TEST EXAMPLE:

Can you believe that only in Niger there are one point three million people 

who are in critical need of food and assistance due to corruption?

female Sri Lanka B1


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