A teacher remarked in progress report of a student that she "can do still better" to say that she can do better than what she did now. Is it correct?
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I've typically seen this as "can still do better (than this or than that)" or "can do better still." What I think the teacher is saying is that the student's progress so far has been good but there's still room for improvement.
From experience, including the word "still" in this situation indicates that the teacher sees that the student is indeed more than capable; however, lacks motivation, is uncooperative, disruptive, disinterested, etc.