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    #1

    could beat us

    1) He could beat any of us on any day of the week.
    2) He might beat any of us on any day of the week.

    Let us say that the sentences are about the present.

    Would you say that '1' necessarily implies ability?
    Does it mean:
    He has the ability to beat any of us on any day of the week?

    Could it be about possibility?


    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: could beat us

    It is more likely to be about ability. I would remove on.

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