Word "Can" (KG-01)

 

 

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The word ‘Can’  

 

Pronunciation:

 

Can:

 

(s.)

-s, kæn, -z

 

can

(auxiliary. verb.)

 

kæn

(strong form)

 

(weak form)

 

Note:

  

 

The form kη occurs only

before words beginning

with   k  or  g

 

can

 

(v.)

 

(put in cans)

 

 , -s , -ning , -ned

kæn, z, -in, -d

 

see Dictionary.com:

 

can 

 
[ kan; unstressed Kuhn ]

 

Can:

  

auxiliary verb,

 

Present Singular1st person can

 

2nd person can or (Archaic) couldst

 

3rd could, past plural could

to be able to;

 

have the ability,

power or skill to:

 

 

 

She can solve the problem easily.

I’m sure.

 

 

 Archaic

 

(a)

 

පෞරාණික,

ආදිකාලයේ වූ,

ආදියෙහි වූ,

 

(adj)

යල් පැනපු,

පුරාණ

 

(Bot)

පුරාතන 

 

(Soc)

පුරා

 

 

1. 

 

to be able to;

 

have the ability;

 

power or skill to:

 

 

She can solve the problem easily, 

 I'm sure.

 

 

2.

 

to know how to:

  

 

He can play chess, although

he's not particularly good at it.

 

 

3.

 

to have the power or

means to:

 

 

A dictator can impose his will

on the people

 

 

4. 

 

to have the right or

qualifications to:

 

 

He can change whatever he wishes

in the script.

 

 

5.

  

may;

 

have permission to:

 

 

Can I speak to you for a moment?

 

 

meanings:

 

particularly:

 

(adv)

විස්තර ලෙස,

ප්‍රධාන වශයෙන්,

විශේෂයෙන්ම  

 

dictator

 

(Law)

ඒකාධිපතියා

(n)

ආඥාදායකයා, ඒකාධිපතියා 

 

 

impose:

 

(Law)

ආරෝපණය කරනවා 

 

(v)

ආරූඩකරනවා 

 

(vti)

(වැඩ ආදිය) පවරනවා,

(නො මනාසේ)බලපානවා,

අත් තබනවා, රවටනවා

 

 

whatever:

 

(adjective)

ඕනැ එකක්,

මොන මොනවා

 

(Pronoun)

මොකවත් 

 

 

ability:

 

(noun)

සාමර්ථය,

සවිය,

ස්ථාම,

හපන්කම,

හැකියාව,

හැකිබව,

හුරුකම,

දක්ෂකම,

පෝමන්,

ශක්තිය,

පුළුවන්කම,

බැරිපුළුවන්කම,

බලය  

 

 

although:

 

(adverb)

ත්

 

(Conjuntion)

එසේවුවත්,

එහෙත්,

නමුත් 

 

 

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Instructions

 

Verb

 

(Used with or without object),

 

Present singular 1st person can,

 

2nd can or (Archaic) canst,

 

3rd can,

 

present plural can

 

 

past singular ist person could,

 

2nd person could

or

(Archaic) couldst.

 

 

3rd person could.

 

Past plural could;

 

imperative can;

 

 

imperative:

 

(a)

අව්ශ්‍යයෙන් කළයුතු,

කීකරු විය යුතු,

අණදෙන  

 

(Law)

කරණීය

 

(Log)

ප්‍රගම්‍ය

 

(n)

විධි (ක්‍රියාව)

 

(Psy)

විධානාත්මක

 

(Soc)

අත්‍යවශ්‍යක  

 

 

past participle could

 

 

present participle canning

 

 

 simple English dictionary:

 

How to use the word

Can:

 

(n)

 

1. container for storing foods

    or liquids:

 

 

She carried her lunch in a can.

 

 (v)

Can,

Canned

 

1.

 

 

I know how to:

 

 

She can ride a bicycle.

 

2.

  

able to;

 

will be able to:

 

 

I can pay you a visit tomorrow.

 

 

3.

 

 

has permission to:

 

You can go now.

 

 

4.

 

has to or will have to:

 

 

You can finish your work.

 

 

5.

 

preserve food in a jar or

other sealed container:

 

 

She canned the Jam to be sent abroad.

 

 

Can  

 

Other uses of 'can':

 

1.

 

Examples of

Simple Request:

 

 

Can I ask you a few questions?

 

Can I make a telephone call?

 

Can I hear part of the music?

 

 

2.

 

Examples of

Asking Permission:

 

 

Can I go to the party?

 

Can he come with me?

 

Can we use your car?

 

 

3.

  

Examples of

Giving Permission

 

 

You can watch TV for an hour.

 

You can use my computer.

 

They can pay by credit card.

 

 

4.

  

Examples of

Prohibitions:

 

 

You can't go out tonight.

 

She can't come to the party.

 

They can't use my library.

 

 

5.

  

Examples of

Ability of

Positive Form:

 

structure:    

 

{Subject + can + verb (base form)}

 

I can play the piano.

 

She can speak Spanish.

 

He can play Soccer.

 

We can speak German.

 

 

Soccer:

 

 

Football is the British word;

 

Soccer is the American form.

 

 

Note:

 

All Subjects (I, You, He, We, etc.)

 

take the same construction.

 

 

6.

 

Examples of

Negative Form:

 

Can not = Can't

 

 

They can't understand you.

 

I can't be windsurfing.

 

Shara can't cook every day.

 

 

 

Windsurfing:

 

(noun)

 

කුඩා පුවරුවක සිටගෙන දියමත ලිස්සා යෑමේ ක්‍රීඩාව 

 

 

7.

  

Examples of

Question Form:

 

 

Can you speak Italian?

 

Can she drive?

 

Can he cook?

 

What can you do?

 

 

 

So, when you are talking to

somebody about your abilities,

you use can, now you can say 

to people: 

Well, I can speak English now 

and that's true.

 

Great, ok well,

thank you for that

and I'll see you for

the next lesson,

let's go back to

'That's life' Bye! 

ගුණපාල කුමාරසිංහආරච්චිගේ (KG-01) 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

      

 

   

 

 

කතෘ : කුමාරසිංහආරච්චිගේ ගුණපාල
ලිපිය : පාසලට අදාල ලිපියක්
කියවූ ගණන : 145
කැමති ගණන : 1