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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Is this sentence correct:
    1-Yesterday, I was sure that our team couldn't lose.

    Meaning: I was sure that it was impossible for our team to lose.

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    Yep, but they probably let you down.

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    I didn't stay on to see the end of the match. I had to get on a computer and type in my questions!!

    Another question:
    Are these correct:

    1-I knew that our team might lose.
    2-I knew that our team could lose.

    (This can/could business gets me every time. I am trying to put some order in my brain!! I think the affirmative and the negative don't work the same way.)

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    They're both correct.

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    Thanks Tdol.
    I couldn't be more grateful.

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