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    #1

    I could go there

    I could go there.

    Does this sentence say about past possibility of going there?

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    #2

    Re: I could go there

    'I could go there' refers to a future possibility.
    'I could have gone there' refers to a past possibility.
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    #3

    Re: I could go there

    It could also refer to a past ability/capacity.

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    Re: I could go there

    Mount Everest is Earth's highest mountain. I could go there when I was young and strong.
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    #5

    Re: I could go there

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'I could go there' refers to a future possibility.
    'I could have gone there' refers to a past possibility.
    Does it make any difference is I use "can" instead of "could" in my original sentence?

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    #6

    Re: I could go there

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'I could go there' refers to a future possibility.
    'I could have gone there' refers to a past possibility.
    Could is an modal auxiliary verb and "have" is an auxiliary verb as we use in present perfect tense. Am I correct?

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    Re: I could go there

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Could is an a modal auxiliary verb and "have" is an auxiliary verb as we used in the present perfect tense. Am I correct?
    Yes. Note my corrections above.
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    #8

    Re: I could go there

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Does it make any difference is I use "can" instead of "could" in my original sentence?
    It could, depending on the context. I can go there means you are presently able to go there. With could, either some condition applies ("I could go there if my car would start") or the action is in the past ("I could go there when I had a car."
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    Re: I could go there

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Yes. Note my corrections above.
    Why "use" is not correct?

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    Re: I could go there

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Why "use" is not correct?
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    Why is "use" not correct?

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