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    can't and couldn't

    I read a quote from "House of cards" that went like: "You're are my best friend, John. I couldn'thave it off with my best friend. It would be embarrassing."
    Is it of any difference if I change "couldn't" to "can't" and "would" to "will"?
    I tried to figure it out for a long time but no clue.

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    Re: can't and couldn't

    Yes, you can. Google "can and could" and "will and would".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: can't and couldn't

    Welcome to the forum, Lei Daniel.

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