Can - Interrogative form

You will study Can in the Interrogative form.


Can - Interrogative form

Mount Rushmore

Instructions: Read the following text. Look at the word in bold.

Can we find gigantic sculptures in the USA?

Yes, the southeastern face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black HIlls National Forest is the site of four gigantic carve sculptures depicting the faces of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

It is known as the “Shrine of Democracy”, Mount Rushmore welcomes upwards of 2 million visitors every year, and it is one of America’s most popular tourist attractions.

Mount Rushmore. Retrieved and adapted October, 2016 from


Getting started: Things To Do in Mount Rushmore

Instructions: Read the text. Then do the activity suggested.

Can we do different things in Mount Rushmore?

Yes, there are numerous ways to experience this site and immerse yourself in the human history and the natural surroundings of the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Can people visit other places?

Yes, if you have 1 – 2 hours you can visit the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center to view exhibits and a 14 minute film describing the reasons for and methods used in carving Mount Rushmore.

You can also walk the Presidential Trail to get up close and personal with the mountain sculpture and perhaps glimpse some of the area's wildlife.

In September, you can visit Sculptor’s Studio, where Gutzon Borglum spent much of his time refining his scale model of Mount Rushmore.

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Using Can in questions

Instructions: Match the halves of the sentences.

1. Can we immerse ourselves

2. Can you view

3. Can people get up close

4. Can you visit

films about the methods used in carving mount Rushmore?
Gutzon Borglum’s place?
in the natural surroundings of the Black Hills?
with the mountain sculpture?

Can – Interrogative form

Let’s learn how to use Can in the Interrogative form.

Instructions: Read about Can in the Interrogative form.

Remember: The modal verb Can is used to express ability or possibility.

When using Can the verb is in the simple form.

We use Can for all the personal pronouns.

Look at the word order in the interrogative form:

Auxiliary Can Subject Verb (Simple form) Complement? Yes / no Short Answers
Can you drive a motorcycle. Yes, I can. /No, I can’t.
Can he dance Rock & roll? Yes, he, can. / No, he can’t.
Can she play the piano? Yes, she can. / No, she can’t.
Can they climb Mount Rushmore? Yes, they can. / No, they can’t.


Can in questions

Instructions: Make questions with the following prompts and the auxiliary Can.

  1. I / travel alone to Mount Rushmore?
  2. people / get there by train?
  3. you / walk along the pathway?
  4. we / practice parachuting there?
  5. we / find restaurants there?
  6. doneCheck


Questions with Can

Instructions: Drag and drop the following words to make questions with Can.

to party? Can the we go


Evaluation: Positive (+) and Negative (-) short answers

Instructions: Fill in the gaps with Can or can’t in the following questions and answers.

1. people get to Badlands National Park from Mount Rushmore? Yes, they .

2. we see wild animals during the travelling?
Yes, you

3. I get there by plane? No, you

4. children climb the mountains? Yes, they .

5. people cycle on Mount Rushmore? No, they .