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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #91443: Could/Couldn't
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    COULD and COULDN'T are the past tense forms of CAN and CAN'T.

    COULD and COULDN'T refers to ability or inability in the past.

    We use COULD to mean that we were able to do something in the past.

    Ex: When she was 1, she could walk.

    We use COULDN'T to mean that we weren't able to do something in the past.

    Ex: When she was 1, she couldn't speak.

    For each sentence, choose between COULD and COULDN'T.

    English exercise "Could/Couldn't" created by laure95 with The test builder
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    1. When I was young, I play the guitar: it was too difficult for me!
    2. Her grandmother was bilingual: she speak both English and Spanish.
    3. Yesterday, Peter do that exercise alone. So, he called me for help.
    4. In 1950, people use mobile phones.
    5. When his mother was young, she skate but she can't do it any longer.
    6. We open the door: it was locked from the inside!
    7. In 1900, people watch TV.
    8. Mary's grandfather play chess and he was the best!
    9. In 1945, people play video games.
    10. But they play chess!
    11. Peter play tennis last Monday: he had broken his arm!
    12. When Ann was a teenager, she watch a horror film: it was too frightening for her!
    13. Last Sunday, we take any photos in the museum: it was forbidden.
    14. Mozart play the piano when he was 5.

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