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    was hoping...can

    Hi,

    I've browsed through the Google but unfortunately could not get an anwer to what I am really looking for.

    1- I was hoping you can help me.
    2- I was thinking you can help me.

    Can we use 'can' in the above sentences instead of 'could'?

    Thanks.

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    Re: was hoping...can

    "I was hoping you could help me" is another way of saying "Can you help me?" The same goes for "I was thinking you could help me".

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    Re: was hoping...can

    No. They need "could".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: was hoping...can

    I think the same applies to 'I was wondering if you could help me'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: was hoping...can

    Yes, but that's not what ademoglu asked about.

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