Then and Now 2

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Past Time Expressions

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Use of 'could' in the past

2. Look at this example from earlier:
‘You can print photos with an inkjet printer.’

When we refer to ability or possibility in the past, can changes to could or couldn’t:
‘You could print photos with an inkjet printer from 1976.’
‘You couldn’t print photos with an inkjet printer before 1976.’

Now do the exercise below. Complete the 5 sentences with ‘could’ or ‘couldn’t’.

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Practice

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