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A. The word ‘the’ is not used with the names of people.

B. The past simple form of the verb is only used to describe finished events or states.

C. The word ‘some’ is used in statements; the word ‘any’ in negatives and questions.

D. The word ‘can’ (modal verb) is only used to express ability.

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closed as off-topic by Deusovi, Ian MacDonald, manshu, Gordon K, dfperry Feb 1 '16 at 17:07

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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not a puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Feb 1 '16 at 13:46
  • $\begingroup$ english.stackexchange.com/questions/303696/… $\endgroup$ – friedemann_bach Feb 1 '16 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ @friedemann_bach note that the question you linked is asked by the OP of this question. $\endgroup$ – manshu Feb 1 '16 at 16:31
  • $\begingroup$ I noted, just thought it was of interest. $\endgroup$ – friedemann_bach Feb 1 '16 at 16:42
  • $\begingroup$ a modal verb by definition implies ability, so D is kind of pointless. If you're using another form of 'can', it's not a modal verb and doesn't matter $\endgroup$ – dfperry Feb 1 '16 at 17:05
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A. ‘the’ is not used with the names of people.

"The Donald" (for Donald Trump)

B. The past simple form of the verb is used to describe finished events or states.

C. ‘some’ is used in statements; ‘any’ in negatives and questions.

He didn't manage to get some (with the phrase "to get some")

D. ‘can’ (modal verb) is used to express ability.

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