Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Sep 2014
    • Posts: 703

    couldn't believe


    I'd like to ask whether or not we can use 'I couldn't believe it' instead of 'I can't believe it' as in:

    ''I couldn't believe how nice the shoes are!'' (= It is not possible that I can believe how nice the shoes are)

    Can we use it in the present tense?


  2. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 11,273

    Re: couldn't believe

    No. You'd have to say "I can't believe how nice they are!"
    I am not a teacher.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-Jan-2016, 14:57
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19-Aug-2013, 01:19
  3. [Grammar] Couldnít we also use WILL instead of GOING TO?
    By newtothis in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-Aug-2008, 21:35
  4. why not 'can't' but 'couldn't'?
    By joham in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-Dec-2007, 09:07
  5. couldn't, can't
    By joham in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Dec-2007, 13:46


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts