Questions with Could: Guide and Examples

“Could” is a modal verb used to express possibility or past ability as well as to make suggestions and requests.

These are some examples of questions with could

Could you please speak a little bit more slowly?
Could you please tell me again why you are late?
 Could you tell me how to get to Park Street from here?

Now check all these examples of closed and open questions with could

Closed Questions with Could

These are some examples of closed questions with could

  • Could I pay by credit card?
  • Could you repair that window?
  • Could you tell me where the bank is, please?
  • Could you send me a catalogue, please?
  • Could I ask a question please?
  • Could we go home now?
  • Could you take a message, please?
  • Could I have my bill, please?
  • Could you please move this box?
  • Could you please pass that paper?
  • Could you help me fix my computer?
  • Could you phone my mother?
  • Could you lend me your pen?
  • Could I have something to drink?
  • Could I borrow your stapler?
  • Could I leave now?
  • Could I please use your bathroom?
  • Could we move on to the next topic now please?
  • Could you pass me the salt please?
  • Could I have a glass of water?
  • Could you post this letter for me?
  • Could you start a fire, honey?

Open Questions with Could

These are some examples of open questions with could

  • How could you do something like that?
  • How could you have erased the disk?
  • How could you be so cruel?
  • Why couldn’t you do it?
  • Where could you get something like it?
  • How could she blame him?
  • How could he find out?
  • How could he do such a thing to his own children?
  • But what could have happened?
  • How could she be so stupid?
  • What could she say?
  • How could he be so calm about it?
  • How could anyone be right 100% of the time?
  • What could they do?
  • How could I refuse an offer like that?
  • How could I expect more?

Conversation with Could

This is an example of a conversation with could

MichelleWill’s party is tonight
ElizabethIt’s a Halloween party
MichelleOh right. I could go as Wonder Woman
MichelleYes, we don’t know anybody there except for Will
ElizabethWhat time are you gonna get there?
MichelleProbably around 8
ElizabethCould you get there earlier?
Michellesure, around 7?
ElizabethYes, see you there
Michelle See you

More Examples in English

These are some posts with more examples and ESL conversation questions

  1. Questions with Used to
  2. 60 Questions with Prepositions at the End
  3. Questions with Why: Guide & Examples
  4. Questions with Would
  5. Question with When: Guide & Examples
  6. 50 Questions with Get: Guide & Examples
  7. 50 Questions with How: Grammar Guide & Examples
Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

Hi, I am Manuel Campos, The Professor behind I am from Costa Rica and I currently teach English at UTN