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    Tense

    Sir I read the following sentense in a book, would you clear me the tense used in this.
    "I assure you that I could have the deposit released within a few days"
    which tense is it? what are its uses? why "could" and "have" are within one sentence.
    I am very very fresh to english language and not aware of nature. I am trying my best to learn it.
    Kindly give me a detail reply

    Best Regards.
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    Re: Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Abdul basit jadoon View Post
    Sir I read the following sentense in a book, would you clear me the tense used in this.
    "I assure you that I could have the deposit released within a few days"
    which tense is it? what are its uses? why "could" and "have" are within one sentence.
    I am very very fresh to english language and not aware of nature. I am trying my best to learn it.
    Kindly give me a detail reply

    Best Regards.
    "have" - arrange for
    "released" - to be released

    I could arrange for the the deposit to be released within a few days.

    We use "could have" to mean "I could arrange for it to happen" quite frequently: "I could have my manager call you tomorrow."
    It can also be used in the future tense: "I will have my assistant send you the details immediately."

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    Re: Tense

    Sir
    But this tense is not clear to me. Is it Present or Past?
    "I could have the deposit released within a few days"
    Because "could"
    has been used in this sentence which is a Past tense of "Can".
    Kindly clear my concept in detail. I am very poor in english

    Best regards

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