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    #1

    can or could

    My close friend told me that I would not be able to solve the problems on my own and only God could/can enable me to solve them.

    Which word in bold should I use? Is the sentence natural?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: can or could

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    My close friend told me that I would not be able to solve the problems on my own and only God could/can enable me to solve them.

    Which word in bold should I use? Is the sentence natural?

    Thanks in advance.
    Yes, it's natural, if you use "could".

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