View Poll Results: She can ____ there at three o'clock.

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    That seems to be BE. I would say she can make it there by three, which I think is pretty typical AE.

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    We also use 'make it'.

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    We might say she can be there by three, but I am not so sure of at three.

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    They're different to me- one sets a limit, the other just gives a possible arrival time.

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    after modal verbs u must use infinitive without to....(gosh very soon i'll be a gold queen:DDDDD)

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    Hi

    Modal verbs are usually followed by short infinitives

    e.g.He can be of help whenever you want.



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    i think its be

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    yeah me too it`s be

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    Wink Can

    CAN is a Modal Auxiliary Verb and They can not be used with the preposition TO and the Structure of CAN is:

    Subject + Can + Main verb

    I + can + play tennis.

    The main verb is always the bare infinitive (infinitive without "TO")


    A.M

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