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    #1

    I could not

    I could not understand the topic.

    I didn't understand the topic.

    I understand the 1st sentences relates to present situation whereas 2nd one relates to past situation. Am I correct?

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    #2

    Re: I could not

    For me, they both relate to the past.

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    #3

    Re: I could not

    They both refer to the past. To refer to the present, you would use:

    I cannot/can't understand the topic.
    I do not/don't understand the topic.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: I could not

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    For me, they both relate to the past.
    I could not understand the topic.

    I didn't understand the topic.

    Does it mean that these sentences convey the same meaning?

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    #5

    Re: I could not

    They really say the same thing.

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