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I "could" eat something
I have a question about the following dialog.
Wife. Have you had your dinner, Robert?
Husband. No; I was so anxious to get home that I didn't stop.
Wife. You poor boy, you must be famished.
Husband. I could eat something.
Wife. I'll have Bertha get it ready for you. It won't take long.
Why does the husband say that he "could" eat something? What is the difference between this and a simple "I want to eat something"? I appreciate your help very much.
Re: I "could" eat something
Thank you for your very nice explanation!!
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