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    can / could

    Hello!
    I am trying to write something that denotes that something
    can/could be used for...

    As far as I know could means can but in a more formal/polite way.

    Still my problem is that using could sometimes can confuse the reader, as "could" seems to be part of a conditional sentence.

    Thx!
    Alex.

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    Re: can / could

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Hello!
    I am trying to write something that denotes that something
    can/could be used for...

    As far as I know could means can but in a more formal/polite way.

    Still my problem is that using could sometimes can confuse the reader, as "could" seems to be part of a conditional sentence.

    Thx!
    Alex.
    More details about what it is you want to write would be helpful.

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