Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar Exercise: Potential Form 「…ことが出来る」「(ら)れる」

Japanese Potential Form

Before starting the exercise for potential form 「…ことが出来できる」「(ら)れる」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Genki II – Lesson 13: Potential Verbs
Tae Kim’s Guide – Potential Form

Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Potential Form 「…ことが出来できる」「(ら)れる」

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  Can (you) still eat? => Yes, (I) can.
まだべられますか? => はい、べられます。
 2.  Can (you) make a new song? => No, (I) cannot. 
あたらしいうたつくれますか? => いいえ、つくれません。
 3.  Can (you) do (that)? => Yes, (I) can.
できますか? => はい、できます。
 4.  Japan’s greetings are the ones (that I) cannot memorize.


 5.  (I) cannot run fast. 
 6.  (I) can speak English and Japanese.
 7.  (I) could not raise (my) hand.
 8.  On rainy days, (you) cannot go to the sea.
 9.  Can (you) come to school tomorrow?
 10.  (I) could not sleep well yesterday.

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