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    #1

    Exclamation can - could

    A question to all, but especially for teachers, please.

    You can cancel if you wanted to.
    Is that sentece right or would it be "You could cancel if you wanted to."
    Or would it be "You can cancel if you want to."

    TIA

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    #2

    Re: can - could

    It's depend on the context
    I think "You can cancel if you want to" is the most common(in everyday conversation)

    my 2 cents

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    #3

    Question Re: can - could

    So then "You can cancel if you wanted to." is grammatically wrong?


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    #4

    Re: can - could

    If you wanted to, you can (incorrect)
    If you wanted to, you could (correct)

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    #5

    Wink Re: can - could

    Thanks for helping me...

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