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    Linda: I knew I could count on you.

    question : why 'knew' is used instead of 'know'? Any difference?

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    Re: Knew

    If it was now you'd say ; I know I can count on you.
    Turn this into past tense and you get "I knew I could count on you."
    It means that Linda counted on him/her in the past, and now, it turned out that she was right having done so.

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