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The Verb "could"

The Structure of the Verb Tense "Could".

When using as a modal verb or an auxiliary verb tense the verb "could" stays in its base form.

Could does not change form according to the subject.

Could is followed by a main verb. The main verb tense also stays in its base form. The main verb tense doesn't change form according to the subject.

-- Subject Could - Main Verb Tense -
Positive Sentences I could - go to the store
Negative Sentences We could not go to the store
Questions** Could they - go to the store

* The subjects are I, we, they, you, plural nouns singular nouns and uncountable nouns.

**Questions - When could is used to ask a question "could" comes before the subject.

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