Solutions for: App 399 / Could and Was/Were able to (2)

Let's practise using "could" and "were able to"!
"Could" and "was/were able to" are both used to talk about ability or what was possible in the past. For example: He was able to take the bus yesterday.

Could is also used for polite requests and to ask permission. For example: Could you please close the door? OR Could I open a window?
Careful: Use "was able to" for I and he/she/it but use "were able to" for you, we and they.

Questions: Put "was" or "were" or "could" at the beginning of the sentence followed by the person. For example: Were you able to win the prize?

Negations: Form them by using "wasn't/ was not" or "weren't/were not" or "couldn't/could not". For example: I wasn't able to come.
______ you able to find your dog?

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Were
Sorry, but I __________ able to finish. I will continue to work on it tomorrow.

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wasn't
__________ you please let me know when the course starts?

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Could
______ he able to learn the poem by heart?

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Was
I ______ ask my friend if he can help with your computer problem.

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could
They __________ able to complete the renovation of the house.

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weren't
Isabel was __________ swim 5km last year.

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able to
______ she able to phone her mum yet?

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Was
______ we stay at Lisa's tonight, please?

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Could
She __________ come today, she injured her foot.

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couldn't
__________ you able to look over the document?

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Were
______ I please have an apple?

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Could
We were finally __________ talk to him yesterday.

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able to
When she was a child, Lydia ______ do many magic tricks.

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could