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    #1

    couldn't believe

    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: couldn't believe

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

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