COULD (range)

COULD (range)

A2 point 52 in MODALITY:

‘could’ with a limited range of verbs to make suggestions.

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 _VVI

1 COULD GET 239338

TLC STUDENT SPEAKING TEST EXAMPLE:

They could get some extra points.

female Mexico B1

2 COULD SEE 209563
3 COULD USE 187358
4 COULD MAKE 177464
5 COULD GO 130788
6 COULD HELP 125690
7 COULD TAKE 120280
8 COULD FIND 114013
9 COULD LEAD 70429
10 COULD CAUSE 67399
11 COULD SAY 65153
12 COULD TELL 61436
13 COULD GIVE 59090
14 COULD COME 53874
15 COULD MEAN 51198
16 COULD TRY 47848
17 COULD BECOME 47519
18 COULD WORK 46943
19 COULD PUT 44856
20 COULD HAPPEN 44331
21 COULD RESULT 43287
22 COULD CHANGE 41393
23 COULD SAVE 40691
24 COULD INCLUDE 37679
25 COULD PROVIDE 37671
26 COULD HEAR 37089
27 COULD PLAY 35484
28 COULD END 35357
29 COULD FEEL 35147
30 COULD ADD 34183
31 COULD LOOK 32943
32 COULD CREATE 32541
33 COULD BRING 31010
34 COULD BUY 30606
35 COULD AFFORD 29045
36 COULD THINK 27970
37 COULD START 27166
38 COULD TURN 26184
39 COULD KEEP 25953
40 COULD AFFECT 25480
41 COULD RUN 25205
42 COULD BENEFIT 24058
43 COULD ASK 23472
44 COULD WRITE 22734
45 COULD OFFER 21291
46 COULD PROVE 21232
47 COULD ARGUE 21068
48 COULD SPEND 19734
49 COULD MOVE 19198
50 COULD CALL 18710
51 COULD FACE 17932
52 COULD LEAVE 17895
53 COULD LEARN 17377
54 COULD LIVE 17349
55 COULD REACH 17302
56 COULD HANDLE 17235
57 COULD CHOOSE 16986
58 COULD SET 16921
59 COULD TALK 16822
60 COULD IMAGINE 16777
61 COULD HOLD 16676
62 COULD LOSE 16594
63 COULD COST 16548
64 COULD WIN 16497
65 COULD SEND 16175
66 COULD IMPROVE 16085
67 COULD INCREASE 15947
68 COULD READ 15806
69 COULD BUILD 15719
70 COULD CONTINUE 15506
71 COULD EAT 14962
72 COULD EXPLAIN 14866
73 COULD UNDERSTAND 14630
74 COULD PAY 14273
75 COULD FIT 14203
76 COULD PICK 13796
77 COULD ALLOW 13735
78 COULD PRODUCE 13704
79 COULD REDUCE 13658
80 COULD SHOW 13546
81 COULD WALK 13317
82 COULD SHARE 13211
83 COULD STAND 12986
84 COULD SELL 12721
85 COULD STOP 12453
86 COULD PULL 12121
87 COULD APPLY 12083
88 COULD OCCUR 12058
89 COULD STAY 12014
90 COULD EXPECT 11883
91 COULD SERVE 11643
92 COULD CARRY 11560
93 COULD CONSIDER 11058
94 COULD OPEN 10625
95 COULD CUT 10564
96 COULD FALL 10273
97 COULD RECEIVE 10251
98 COULD CARE 10145
99 COULD MEET 9800
100 COULD BEGIN 9656


A1:
ask, begin, buy, carry, change, choose, come, eat, end, face, feel, find, get, give, go,

hear, help, learn, leave, live, look, make, meet, open, pay, play, put, read, run,

say, see, send, show, start, stay, stop, take, talk, tell, think, understand, use, walk, work, write
A2:
add, become, bring, build, call, care, cost, could, cut, explain, fall, fit, happen, hold,

improve, include, keep, lose, mean, move, offer, pick, pull, receive,

save, sell, serve, set, share, spend, stand, try, turn, win
B1:
allow, apply, argue, benefit, consider, continue, create, expect, handle, imagine, increase,

lead, produce, prove, provide, reach, reduce, result
B2:
affect, cause, occur

 

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