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    Default Can/could

    What’s the difference?

    He can speak five languages.

    He could speak five languages.

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    Default Re: Can/could

    I would say that the second sentence is either: (1) the Past tense; or (2) a "conditional", which is usually followed by an "if ..." clause.

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