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  1. B45
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    Are they the owner of the restaurant or something? Because it seems like the can/cou

    Are they the owner of the restaurant or something? Because it seems like the can/could do what ever they want.

    Are both acceptable?

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    Re: Are they the owner of the restaurant or something? Because it seems like the can

    In this case, because of the context, I would go with "can". But the word before "can" should be "they".

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    Re: Are they the owner of the restaurant or something? Because it seems like the can

    Is could grammatically incorrect?

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    Re: Are they the owner of the restaurant or something? Because it seems like the can

    Yes, it is.

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    Re: Are they the owner of the restaurant or something? Because it seems like the can

    "Could" would be better with "it seemed that they could..."

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    Re: Are they the owner of the restaurant or something? Because it seems like the can

    In this context, I disagree.

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    Re: Are they the owner of the restaurant or something? Because it seems like the can

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Because it seems like the can/could do what ever they want.
    I am not a teacher.

    Whatever is one word.

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