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    #1

    Question could have been

    I could have been killed.
    Does it mean "I nearly died." ?
    Thanks a lot.

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    #2

    Re: could have been

    Quote Originally Posted by yuhan View Post
    I could have been killed. passive voice
    Does it mean "I nearly died." ?
    Thanks a lot.
    Yes.
    Another way to say 1. I could have died. active voice
    Although 'kill' and 'die' are not synonyms, the result is the same.

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