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    past tense

    which is the correct way to say this.

    He______ (not can) in the past tense.

    is it He couldnīt. or He didnīt. and why.

    thank you.

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    Re: past tense

    Welcome to the Forum. Bienvenido paisano.

    No pudo --he could not or he couldn't. This verb does not need
    the auxiliary "DO" , like: he did not want.
    Like when you say: I did not drink, you use the verb to do, in the past
    and the present of to drink.
    I do not drink no bebo
    I did not drink no bebí
    He can not drink el no puede beber we can not plus any verb
    He could not drink el no pudo beber we could not '' '' ''.

    Hope it helps.

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