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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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English - Alternative Forms

* cou’d (obsolete)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _coude_, from Old English _cūþe_, past indicative and past subjunctive form of _cunnan_ (“to be able”). The addition of the silent 'l' was likely a misappropriation attempting to normalize with modal verbs _will_/_would_ and _shall_/_should_. However, while the letter l was historically pronounced in the latter two, _can_ never did have an l sound in it.

From Middle English coude, from Old English cūþe, past indicative and past subjunctive form of cunnan (to be able). The addition of the silent 'l' was likely a misappropriation attempting to normalize with modal verbs will/would and shall/should. However, while the letter l was historically pronounced in the latter two, can never did have an l sound in it.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /kʊd/ * Rhymes: -ʊd

  • IPA(key): /kʊd/
  • Rhymes: -ʊd

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

COULD * simple past tense of _can_ _Before I was blind, I COULD see very well._ * _conditional of_ CAN * Used as a past subjunctive (contrary to fact). _I think he COULD do it if he really wanted to._ _I wish I COULD fly!_ * Used to politely ask for permission to do something. _COULD I borrow your coat?_ * Used to politely ask for someone else to do something. _COULD you proofread this email?_ * Used to show the possibility that something might happen. _We COULD rearrange the time if you like._ * Used to suggest something. _You COULD try adding more salt to the soup._ DERIVED TERMS * could've * couldn't (negative form of _could_) * couldst (archaic second-person of _could_) RELATED TERMS * can * should * would SEE ALSO * Appendix:English tag questions

could

  1. simple past tense of can
    Before I was blind, I could see very well.
  2. conditional of can
    1. Used as a past subjunctive (contrary to fact).
      I think he could do it if he really wanted to.
      I wish I could fly!
    2. Used to politely ask for permission to do something.
      Could I borrow your coat?
    3. Used to politely ask for someone else to do something.
      Could you proofread this email?
    4. Used to show the possibility that something might happen.
      We could rearrange the time if you like.
    5. Used to suggest something.
      You could try adding more salt to the soup.

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