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    could make vs. could have made

    In the sentence below, which choice is correct, A or B? Thank you a lot.

    "Please let me know how you (A. could make B. could have made) so much money within three years."

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    Re: could make vs. could have made

    You will hear both. I prefer B.

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    Re: could make vs. could have made

    It depends whether the person is speaking about the past or the future.

    John: I've made twelve million pounds in the last three years!
    Jane: Please let me know how you could have made so much money in three years.

    John: I plan to make twelve million pounds in the next three years.
    Jane: Please let me know how you could make so much money in three years.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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