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    Can & Could

    Today I saw two sentences which confused me. They are
    1: Can you anwser my question?
    2: Could you anwser my question?

    What is the difference between "can" & "could" here.
    When "Can" and when "Could" will be used?
    Kindly clear its uses also.

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    Last edited by Jadoon 84; 26-Aug-2010 at 05:34.

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    Re: Can & Could

    A guess.

    Can is used to refer to ability of doing an action.
    Can you play basketball?

    Could is more like of a request/plead.
    Could you hand that glass for me?

    In your given sentences, I would choose 1.

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