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    #1

    count on me

    I can understand that if I say "I want to count on you", it means I want to rely on you and I want your help.

    But I don't understand what "you can't be counted on" mean. Does it mean someone can't have your help?

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    #2

    Re: count on me

    It means that other people are not able to count on you, or at least that they don't feel that they can count on you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: count on me

    In short, you are unreliable.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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