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  1. ivferraz's Avatar
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    #1

    It's possible that... Can?

    In the following sentence:
    It's possible that robots will make many more jobs obsolete in the future, could we use can to express the same meaning, i.e. Robots can make many more jobs obsolete in the future ?

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    #2

    Re: It's possible that... Can?

    I think almost same meaning comes out of the two sentences
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    #3

    Re: It's possible that... Can?

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    I'd use 'could' instead of 'can'. Yes, the sentences do mean the same thing.

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    #4

    Re: It's possible that... Can?

    Quote Originally Posted by ivferraz View Post
    In the following sentence:
    It's possible that robots will make many more jobs obsolete in the future, could we use can to express the same meaning, i.e. Robots can make many more jobs obsolete in the future ?
    That would be a strange way of expressing it. 'Can' does not mean "will possible be able to". Your first sentence makes sense. The second needs at least 'could' rather than 'can'. It's wrong.

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