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Part 1- 40 Days English Speaking Course With PDF| Use Of Could

Written by Muhammad maaz

By living in a community and by coming across people, who speak fluent or at least basic English, you might have heard the use of could in everyday life. People talk about the past or even present using could in different senses. You might have pondered over the use of could and that’s why you are here in this article to find out the use of could. Let me assure you that you are at the right place to learn about the use of could.

Use of Could

Could is used to talk about habits or it is also used to talk about possibilities, in the past and present. Let’s learn it through examples:

Could کا استعال ماضی اور حال میں خوبیاں کرننے کے لیے اور possibilityکے لیے اجازت لینے یا دینے اور درخواست کے لیے استعمال کیا جاتا ہے۔

Use of Could For Ability:(قابلیت کے لیے)

Could is used to talk about someone’s past ability.

Could کا استعمال ہم ماضی یا حال میں کسی قابلیت کو بیان کرنے کے لیے استعمال کرتے ہیں۔

اس ٹیبل میں مثالیں درج ذیل  ہیں

I could run fast. میں تیز بھاگ سکتا تھا۔
I could swim میں تیرکی کر سکتا تھا۔
I could play cricket. میں کرکٹ کھیل سکتا تھا۔
I could cook. میں کھانا پکا سکتا تھا۔
She could do the dishes. وہ برتن دھو سکتی تھی۔

As we have seen in the above table, we can easily conclude that could is used to talk about past abilities.

Use Of Could For  Possibilities(ممکن ہونا)

Now, we are going to see how could is used to talk about past and present possibilities. Could is used in past to talk about those things are activities that were possible. So, let’s see the use of could for talking about past possibilities:

کے لیے کرتے ہیں۔possibilites اس کا استعمال ہم حال یا ماضی میں ممکن
The basic order would be:

Subject + Could + Have + verb + Object.

اس ٹیبل میں مثالیں درج ذیل  ہیں

I could have helped Ayesha. میں عائشہ کی مدد کر سکتا تھا۔
She could have come. وہ آ سکتی تھی۔
I could have worked hard. میں سخت محنت کر سکتا تھا۔
I could have gone on a morning walk. میں صبح کی سیر کو جا سکتا تھا۔
You could have come. تم آ سکتے تھے
I could have lent you money. میں تمہیں پیسے ادھار دے سکتا تھا۔
You could have informed me. تم مجھے بتا سکتے تھے۔
You could have talked to me. تم مجھ سے بات کر سکتے تھے۔
It could have rained. بارش ہو سکتی تھی۔

Use OF Could For Request

Could is also used to ask for requests.

اس ٹیبل میں مثالیں درج ذیل  ہیں

Could you help me? کیا آپ میری مدد کر سکتے ہو؟
Could you give me your number? کیا آپ مجھے اپنا نمبر دے سکتے ہو۔
Could you give me your pen? کیا آپ مجھے اپنا قلم دے سکتے ہو۔


So, we have seen that could is used for talking about past habits, talking about past possibilities, and form seeking permissions. I hope that after reading this article you will be able to use “Could” in your conversation with much ease.

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