Element USE: ABILITY
SuperCat MODALITY
SubCat could
Lexical Range N/A
Level A2
Cando Can use the negative form of 'could' to talk about inability.
Corrected Learner Example [talking about the key to an office] I couldn't work without it. (Germany; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2005; German; Pass)

I couldn't buy the T-shirt because it was too expensive, but the other things were very nice and quite cheap, so I bought them. (Spain; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2008; Spanish - European; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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