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    Smile difficult sentence

    dear all in this sentences
    1)If I could just let her out at night

    why they don't use i can ,what is the difference between could and can
    2)Harry tried to argue back
    what is the meaning of argue back
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    Talking Re: difficult sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    dear all in this sentences
    1)If I could just let her out at night

    why they don't use i can ,what is the difference between could and can
    2)Harry tried to argue back
    what is the meaning of argue back
    thank you
    1-Could = unreal past, since you can't let her out. (you have your reasons)

    2-to argue back:
    as in arguing & arguing back
    I offend you & you reply to my offence.
    I say something & you say another.
    --> always having something to say.

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