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    Are these sentences correct:
    1-Yesterday I brought in the chairs because it could have rained.
    2-Yesterday I walked very slowly because I could have fainted.

    3-Yesterday I was playing very carefully because I could have lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-Yesterday I brought in the chairs because it could have rained.
    2-Yesterday I walked very slowly because I could have fainted.

    3-Yesterday I was playing very carefully because I could have lost.
    Yes, all correct. :)

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    Default Re: could again

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-Yesterday I brought in the chairs because it could have rained.
    2-Yesterday I walked very slowly because I could have fainted.

    3-Yesterday I was playing very carefully because I could have lost.
    As Mike noted, they are all grammatically correct. However, they are not very natural English sentences. I suggest:
    • 1. Yesterday I brought in the chairs because I was afraid it was going to rain. (Or: because it looked like it was going to rain.)
      2. Yesterday I walked very slowly because I was afraid I was going to faint.
      3. Yesterday I was playing very carefully because I was afraid I was going to lose.


    What do you think?

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