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    After finishing the city marathon. I say to my friend: It makes me feel like I coul

    After finishing the city marathon. I say to my friend:

    It makes me feel like I could/can conquer the world.

    Should it be could, because conquering the world is pretty impossible.

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    Re: After finishing the city marathon. I say to my friend: It makes me feel like I

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    ...conquering the world is pretty impossible.
    According to this http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...nglish/conquer, it is quite possible (if you want it badly enough ). Definition #4.

    It might be unlikely or improbable, but I wouldn't call it impossible anyway.

    Not a teacher.
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    Re: After finishing the city marathon. I say to my friend: It makes me feel like I

    It depends on how amazing you feel after the marathon. If you are feeling godlike, use the present tense, and leave the past tense for mere mortals.

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    Re: After finishing the city marathon. I say to my friend: It makes me feel like I

    Batman, this is a common question for you. Are you starting to get a feel for "can" versus "could"? When one is looking forward, one can often use either word with not much change in meaning.

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    Re: After finishing the city marathon. I say to my friend: It makes me feel like I

    Yes, I'm starting to understand the usages more.

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    Re: After finishing the city marathon. I say to my friend: It makes me feel like I

    Good.

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