Can – Positive form

In this unit you will study Can in positive form.


Can – Positive form


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

Dollar (often represented by the dollar sign $) can be used to name more than twenty currencies, including (ordered by population) those of the United States, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Liberia, Jamaica and Namibia. The U.S. dollar is the official currency of East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, the Caribbean Netherlands, and for banknotes, Panama. Generally, one dollar is divided into one hundred cents.

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Getting started: History of Dollar

Instructions: Read the following information about the US:

On 15 January 1520, the Czech Kingdom of Bohemia began minting coins from silver mined locally in Joachimsthal and marked on reverse with the Czech lion. The coins were called "''Joachimsthaler''," which became shortened in common usage to thaler or taler. The German name "Joachimsthal" literally means "Joachim's valley" or "Joachim's dale". This name found its way into other languages: Czech tolar, Hungarian tallér, Danish and Norwegian daler, Swedish daler, Icelandic dalur, Dutch daalder or daler, Ethiopian ታላሪ ("talari"), Italian tallero, Polish talar, Persian dare, as well as – via Dutch – into English as dollar.

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Dollar nominations

Instructions: Choose True or False for the following statements

1. The word “Dollar” can be found in other languages.

2. The word “Dollar” can be translated into other languages.

3. The word “Dollar” can refer to different coins in the world.

Can for possibility or ability

Let’s find out how to use the modal verb “Can”.

Instructions: Look at the following information about the modal verb Can:

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

After Can the verb is in the simple form.

We use Can for all the personal pronouns.

Look at the word order in the positive form:

Subject Auxiliary Can Verb (Simple form) Complement.
I can drive a car.
You can dance Tango.
He can speak French very well.
She can play the piano.
It can fly for long hours.
We can be on time for the lecture.
They can go to the congress together.


Instructions: Complete the following sentences with Can.

  1. I run very fast.
  2. David work with you.
  3. The girls sing beautifully.
  4. My brother swim very well.
  5. Alice win the prize.
  6. doneCheck


More practice with Can

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

many He languages can speak
can She play basketball
well He draw very can
eat They can everything
to party can the We go



Instructions: Complete the blanks with Can.

A later Dutch coin depicting also a lion was called the leeuwendaler or leeuwendaalder, literally 'lion daler'. The Dutch Republic produced these coins to accommodate its booming international trade. The leeuwendaler circulated throughout the Middle East and was imitated in several German and Italian cities. This coin was also popular in the Dutch East Indies and in the Dutch New Netherland Colony (New York). It was in circulation throughout the Thirteen Colonies during the 17th and early 18th centuries and was popularly known as "lion (or lyon) dollar". The currencies of Romania and Bulgaria are, to this day, 'lion' (leu/leva). The modern American-English pronunciation of dollar is still remarkably close to the 17th century Dutch pronunciation of daler. Some well-worn examples circulating in the Colonies were known as "dog dollars".

  1. The word daler be pronounced as Dollar.
  2. Dollars be the currencies of Romania and Bulgaria.
  3. Dollar be pronounced in a different way.