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    couldn't

    In the program "Iron Chef America", The announcer says:

    "Kistchen Stadium has the power to change a cook's life and career forever. And that's my friends smacks of magic. And Who couldn't use a little more magic in their lives"

    What is the meaning if couldn't here? and what did he mean by his last sentence "Who couldn't use a little more magic in their lives"

    It seems easy., but the structure is misleading, so if you can make it clearer.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: couldn't

    Becuase I got "Who couldn't" here as "Who doesn't like" this is as far as i can understand from the context. Can that go?

    Thanks

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    Re: couldn't

    Note: Kitchen Stadium.

    I can benefit from more magic.

    However, magic isn't really available.

    If magic were available, I could benefit from that magic. Couldn't you benefit from that magic? Who couldn't benefit from a bit more magic in their lives.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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