Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Can"

The meaning of "Can" in various phrases and sentences

Q: Что значит How late can I pick it up??
A: What is the latest time that I am able to come here to get the thing? Like if you order food, you might ask this to make sure they will still be open when you come to get your food.
Q: Что значит neither can I ?
A: If my daughter says "I can't understand that!" and I say "Neither can I." I mean I can't, either.
Q: Что значит As well as can be expected.?
A: ex.

"It went as well as can be expected."

it mean as good as can be under the circumstances (in the given situation).

Q: Что значит we all can get down ?
A: "Get down" is really old slang term for having fun. It was very popular in the 1970s
Q: Что значит "How many can stand on their records?"
does anyone please explain the sentece to me? ?
A: It means how long can they keep that record before anyone can beat them.
"Mike has a standing record for most goals in a single game"
"Can his record still stand when he plays tonight against Mark?"

Example sentences using "Can"

Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с I like reading.I think reading can make my mind more open and think deeply. I like reading different kind of book. when I have my baby. I read the book about how to be a good parents. is it sound natural?.
A: I apologize for the confusion. Here is the thing. We sent 8 pieces of item number 153607 and 70 pieces of item number 15322, respectively on April 7th. Regarding item number 15322 35 pieces were sent by plane and 35 pieces were sent by ship. On the invoice you will see 44 pieces, 8 of which are item number 153607. Does that make sense?
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с “ can I use it to refer to them “.
A: Are you saying that I can use it to refer to them?

Can I use it to refer to them, because it would take too long to memorize them all?

Since he's already memorized them, can I use it to refer to them now?

Can I use it to refer to them even if we're taking a test?

Can I use it to refer to them whenever I need to?

Please tell me when I can use it to refer to them.

She told me that I can use it to refer to them, so stop telling me what to do!

I think I can use it to refer to them, because he hasn't told me that I couldn't.

I don't care if I can use it to refer to them, because I don't need to.

If I can use it to refer to them, then you probably are allowed to also.

Let's see if I can use it to refer to them just this one time.
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с This can only end one way.
A: "this can only end one way: a battle to the death"

"this can only end one way and it's in ruin."

usually, it's used in a grim situation where the speaker is announcing that there are no better options to take from there.

very dramatic quote, you'd only hear it in like a movie or used satirically
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с “”” can you give me some tips to sound British “””.
A: Compared to Americans, we pronounce our ‘t’ as a ‘t’ instead of it sounding like a ‘d’ ; for example the Americans say butter as “budder” however we pronounce it as it is spelt.
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с a can of worms.
A: Переводится как "разворошить муравейник/осиное гнездо".

I shouldn't have used the "F" word in that PTA meeting. I really opened up a can of worms on that one.

Do not click the sketchy link in the description. It's a malware. Clicking it is a cap of worms waiting to happen.

Synonyms of "Can" and their differences

Q: В чем разница между Only a few can succeed in being virtuous. и Only few can succeed in being virtuous. ?
A: No difference in meaning, just sound/feeling.
The second one comes across more like a quote/ words of wisdom.
Q: В чем разница между I got an eight-year old that can do it и An eight-year-old can do it ?
A: I got is slang for this:
USA English: I have a child
UK English: I have got a child
They mean the same thing.

I got a child, means 1) its my child or 2) i know a child with the skill
Q: В чем разница между this can и it can ?
A: "This can" is used when you are holding an object or animal...

This cat can scratch you in the face.

This watch can determine the exact time

"It can" is used when you are talking about or discussing about something..


The tornado is huge. It can destroy the whole city.

My jacket is thick. It can keep me warm all day.
Q: В чем разница между A can lead to weakening the national security и A can weaken the national security ?
A: the first means something can start the process of weakening it while the second is the thing that is weakening it
Q: В чем разница между 'that can come across very arrogant' и 'that can get across very arrogant' ?
A: @tjstkdn they're the same, just worded differently. "That can come across as very arrogant" or "That can get across as very arrogant". The first one is more natural.

Translations of "Can"

Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? “I’d loved to “ can use I glad would to help you?
A: I'd loved to would be incorrect as it would be I would loved to. it is better to say I would love to.

it can also mean that I want to do something. e.g. I'd love to eat ice cream.

btw, for #1 you don't need the you at the end.
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? | can I write «form» instead «shape» ? |
A: No—that wouldn’t make sense here.
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? | can i say «Running is a joy» instead «Running is a pleasure» ?? |
A: можно так сказать
Зависит от того что человек испытывает радость или удовольствие
Если радость, то можно
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? A can of paint fell on his working under a ladder.

1 I'm sorry to hear that.
2 That's too bad.
3What a shame.
4 What a pity!
A: No. 1 would be the best repsonse as 3 and 4 are too formal and 2 can be seen as apathetic/uncaring.
(BTW apathetic is practically the same as uncaring)
Q: Как сказать на Английском (британский вариант)? ||| can anyone tell me why is number 3,5, and 6 wrong? thank you, I will appreciate your answer or opinion |||
A: Grammatically, it's right. but in this case, you know, the fact that "sarah cannot wait, jane doesnt mind studying or i imagine being rich" are all fact in the present. if you use "to wait", it means a action in the future: sarah cannot wait NOW or in the future. But Sarah is an impatient person, so everytime she cannot wait. that's why we use waiting. same to the 2 other cases.

Other questions about "Can"

Q: Can fallow up can be used as a verb? Could you give me an example? I just know fallow-up can be use as an adjective. Thank you.
A: Follow up can be used as a verb, yes.

It can mean "respond to", "investigate further", or "get in touch to discuss what has happened since the last conversation"


"He is going to follow up on the complaints the company has been receiving"

"I will follow up with you tonight after the meeting"
Q: Hello can I know the price of rental fee for the Porche Boxter a day? это звучит нормально?
A: "Hello, could you tell me the rental fee for the Porsche Boxter for one day?"
Q: So can you~??
A: Yes it's correct
Q: This explosive can be deployed secretly near your dozing friend and be detonated from your Apple Watch. это звучит нормально?
A: I would prefer the word order "secretly deployed" because in this situation 'secretly' is the adverb and it describes HOW you will deploy this device.
Q: You need a can of coffee to warm yourself up. это звучит нормально?
A: It's grammatically correct, but we wouldn't say "can". We'd say a "cup of coffee". :)

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