ability

CAN | WILL (affirmative declarative clause)

A1 point 1 in the category of CLAUSES is defined: affirmative declarative clauses with modal verbs. The English Grammar Profile examples include: ‘can’ and ‘will’.  Future simple modality is also covered here. Here are STUDENT EXAMPLES: A lot of farmers can read and write, but they didn’t complete high school. PELIC Chinese female level 3 writing class.   I will go to New York on Thanksgiving day. Korean female level …

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COULD (range)

A2 point 52 in MODALITY: ‘could’ with a limited range of verbs to make suggestions. A2 point 27 in MODALITY: negative form B1 point 78 in MODALITY: affirmative form of ‘could’ to talk about ability. B1 point 79 in MODALITY: ‘could’ with an increasing range of verbs to make suggestions. An iWeb search for: could …

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will be able to

‘you will be able to‘ is the 6th most frequent 5-word Ngram in English. iWeb 135,128 Here’s an example: Well, I highly doubt that you will be able to get a job good enough to do that. listen A2 Point 36 in MODALITY and expressions with ‘BE’ is defined as: ‘will’ + ‘be able to’ + infinitive to talk about possibility and ability. Also, see …

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