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My mother can to swim very well.
My mother can swim very well.

Always write the negative form cannot as one word. Alternatively, the short form can't can be used informally

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They saw him to leave the house.
They saw him leave the house.

They saw him leaving the house is also correct.

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I could feel her heart to beat.
I could feel her heart beat.
Also possible:
I could feel her heart beating.

If the verbs make, see, watch, hear, feel, are used in the passive, to must be used: He was seen to leave the house; He was heard to speak in English.

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I watched the girls play hockey
I watched the girls to play hockey.

I watched the girls playing hockey is also correct.

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He might come in the morning.
He might to come in the morning.
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