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How do you know when to use "puede" and "no puedo?"

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I am not sure when to use puedo or puede is a sentence. for example "you can serve" which is written as "puede servirse" I would like to know why puedo is not use in this instance for future reference

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updated JUL 9, 2010
edited by --Mariana--
posted by alanreen

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Hi Alan. Welcome to the forum.

"Puede" is he/she/it/usted can

"No puedo" is I cannot

"Puedo" is I can

updated JUL 9, 2010
posted by --Mariana--
"peude servirse" means "can be served" but in another sentence "que puede ser de limon" which means "that can be lemon" I know that ser means "to be" but why is it not used in the first instance and is used used in the second instance. thanks for the help - alanreen, JUL 9, 2010
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