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    What is the difference between "could"&"could have"?

    He could destroy the monster.

    He could have destroyed the monster.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: What is the difference between "could"&"could have"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Sonic View Post
    He could destroy the monster.

    He could have destroyed the monster.

    Thanks in advance.
    "He could destroy the monster" refers to the present or future. It means he would be able to destroy the monster.
    "He could have destroyed the monster" refers to the past. It means he would have been able to destroy the monster but it didn't happen.

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    Re: What is the difference between "could"&"could have"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    "He could destroy the monster" refers to the present or future. It means he would be able to destroy the monster.
    "He could have destroyed the monster" refers to the past. It means he would have been able to destroy the monster but it didn't happen.
    Thank you, mister:)

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    Re: What is the difference between "could"&"could have"?

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    Thank you, mister:)
    You are welcome!

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