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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    How could you do this to me?

    The first "could" seems a counterfactual connotation, while the second is a hypothetical or counterfactual connotation.
    Do you think the 3rd "could" in 2 is same as the first or the second?

    1. If I could fly like a bird, I could fly to you.
    2. (To a friend who betrayed me, and who has never been thought to do so) - How could you do this to me?(surprise or disbelief for the present situation)

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    #2

    Re: How could you do this to me?

    I think there's a message in 5jj's 'like'. Think about it.

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  3. keannu's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: How could you do this to me?

    Is this a zen riddle?

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