Les dif­fé­rentes fonc­tions de “could”

Vocable (Anglais) - - Pratic’able -

Pi­qûre de rap­pel

Quelques Pro­ba­bi­li­ty: They could fonc­tions lose eve­ry­thing. de could : Abi­li­ty: I could see him through the win­dow. Im­pos­si­bi­li­ty: I couldn’t go out last night. I had too much work. As­king per­mis­sion: Could I bor­row your phone? Ma­king a sug­ges­tion: We could in­vite Ro­bert. As­king so­meone to do so­me­thing: Could you pass me that pa­per, please? Op­por­tu­ni­ty: I could have gone to uni­ver­si­ty but I pre­fer­red to do an ap­pren­ti­ce­ship.

1 Quelles fonc­tions de la « Pi­qûre de rap­pel » cor­res­pondent à ces phrases ti­rées des ar­ticles de Vo­cable ?

1. He could have said, ‘Ame­ri­ca should be about love ins­tead of hate,’ he could have told Ame­ri­ca’s ci­ti­zens and the world the U.S. won’t to­le­rate hate, won’t to­le­rate ra­cism, but he didn’t do it. ___________________ 2. My grand­mo­ther taught art in Geor­gia for 50 years, 50 years when white stu­dents couldn’t get the be­ne­fit of her tea­ching be­cause of Jim Crow. ___________________ 3. It was an op­tion for me to re­turn to drin­king, and I’d think about how I could do it. ___________________ 4. If any­thing it could arouse sus­pi­cions. ___________________ 5. He could have kno­cked it out of the park, but he swung and mis­sed. ___________________ 6. Before we could com­mu­ni­cate ver­bal­ly, we had to com­mu­ni­cate with our faces. ___________________ 7. Tim Shearer wonders how the trade dis­cus­sions could af­fect him. ___________________

2 Com­plé­tez les phrases avec “could”, “couldn’t”, “could have” ou “couldn’t have”.

1. He pa­rents told us were he ........................ vi­si­ting that wee­kend. come be­cause his 2. You ........................ ap­ply for that job. You’re sui­ta­bly qua­li­fied. 3. They ........................ been there! I would have seen them! 4. They ........................ pho­ned us to tell us they would be late! 5. John ........................ drive you to the sta­tion. He goes past it on his way to work. 6. How ........................ you say such a thing! 7. He ........................ meant what he said. 8. I ........................ done much more if I had had the time.

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