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  1. #1
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    meaning of "could"

    1 He could end up as President. (Does it mean "maybe he'll become the president sometime in future"?)
    2 She could never entertain the idea of living in the country.
    Pls help me with the sentences, thanks a lot.

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    Re: meaning of "could"

    Quote Originally Posted by yuhan View Post
    1 He could end up as President. (Does it mean "maybe he'll become the president sometime in future"?)
    Yes.
    2 She could never entertain the idea of living in the country.
    Pls help me with the sentences, thanks a lot.
    To "entertain" an idea is to consider it. Remember that can/could = possible, while can't/couldn't = impossible (and "never" acts like "not" in this sentence.) Try to put it all together!

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