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    #1

    He ran as fast as he can/could.

    "He ran as fast as he can."
    Is this sentence correct? I think "can" is incorrect here, and it should be changed to "could". Am I right? Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: He ran as fast as he can/could.

    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: He ran as fast as he can/could.

    Quote Originally Posted by z7655431 View Post
    "He ran as fast as he can."
    Is this sentence correct?
    No.

    Quote Originally Posted by z7655431 View Post
    I think "can" is incorrect here, and it should be changed to "could". Am I right?
    Yes.

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