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    #1

    Question Can Play or Can Plays

    Hi, friends.
    I have a question about the following sentence:
    she can play the piano is the correct way
    or
    she can plays the piano is the right grammar use?
    Thanks for you help.

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    #2

    Re: Can Play or Can Plays

    She can play the piano.
    She can plays the piano.

    We do not use forms like plays after verbs like can/must/will/would, etc.

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    #3

    Re: Can Play or Can Plays

    Welcome to the forum, mtavares.

    Please edit your profile. I don't think you are really an English teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Can Play or Can Plays

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum, mtavares.

    Please edit your profile. I don't think you are really an English teacher.
    Sorry, but I am not a native english speakers, so, I teach kids and some teens using english books to help them.
    I have some questions about english grammar.
    I think is perfect normal, I am brazilian, ok.
    I hope you help me a lot.
    I you need to learn portuguese, ask me for...

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    #5

    Re: Can Play or Can Plays

    Feel free to ask your questions. Welcome to the forum.

    PS Capitalise Brazilian, Portuguese, English,etc.

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    #6

    Re: Can Play or Can Plays

    Quote Originally Posted by mtavares View Post
    Sorry, but I am not a native ​English speakers speaker. so, I teach kids and some teens using English books to help them.
    I have some questions about English grammar. I think this is perfectly normal.
    I am Brazilian. ok. It would make more sense for you to put this with "I am not a native English speaker".
    I hope you can/will help me a lot.
    If you need to learn Portuguese, ask me. for...
    Note my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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