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  1. Huda-M's Avatar
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    #1

    Exclamation CAN vs COULD

    Kindly explain the use of Can and Could.

    If I ask someone to elaborate anything (i.e. anything they just said), is it fine if I say ''Could you please elaborate?''

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    #2

    Re: CAN vs COULD

    Quote Originally Posted by Huda-M View Post
    Kindly explain the use of Can and Could.

    If I ask someone to elaborate anything (i.e. anything they just said), is it fine if I say ''Could you please elaborate?''
    Yes. "Can" would also be correct.

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    Re: CAN vs COULD

    Some say that could is more polite and less direct than can here.

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