Category: can

CAN (focus)

Point 186 in MODALITY is defined as:  Expressions with ‘can’ or ‘can’t’ to give focus or add emphasis, such as ‘as you can see’, ‘I can’t say’, ‘I can tell you that’, ‘as you can imagine’, ‘I can say that’, ‘I can assure you that’ Here are iWeb clusters: 1 I CA N’T SAY ENOUGH […]

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CAN (increasing range of adverbs)

Point 173 in the category of MODALITY is defined as: ‘can’ with an increasing range of adverbs (including ‘easily’, ‘hardly’, ‘now’, ‘probably‘, ‘sometimes’, ‘still’) in the normal mid position after the modal verb or after the subject in questions. When doing a cluster search on iWeb for can_v _r _vvi* ‘hardly’, ‘probably’ or ‘sometimes’ do not […]

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