Questions with can

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Use can every time regardless the subject.

Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Short answer
Can you speak English? Yes, I can.
Can you climb a tree? No,
No,
I
I
can't.
cannot.
Can he play rugby? Yes, he can.
Can Mandy read poems? Yes, she can.
Can they sing nice songs? No,
No,
they
they
can't.
cannot.

In WH-questions (questions with question words) can goes after the question word.

Question word Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Answer
What can they ride?   They can ride skateboards.
Where can Frank play the trumpet? Frank can play the trumpet in his room.
When can she see her friends? She can see her friends after school.

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