be able to, have the ability to
- "How can you be so stupid?"
- "Can you come and dine with us tomorrow?"
- "I wish I could return to England"
- "No man can serve two masters"
- "May I go to the movies tonight?" "Can I have some ice cream?" "We got to play video games all day long"
- "You can make it if you try"
- "I can write with my left hand"
- "Can you give us anything to eat"
- "I could have danced all night"
recorded for broadcast; (`canned' is used informally as in "canned laughter")