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    We will meet on Thursday and we could have finished this work by then.

    We will meet on Thursday and we could have finished this work by then.

    Is this sentence correct? Can "could have done" be replaced by "may have done" here?

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    Re: We will meet on Thursday and we could have finished this work by then.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    We will meet on Thursday and we could should have finished this work by then.
    In the above, "should" indicates confident expectation.

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    Re: We will meet on Thursday and we could have finished this work by then.

    "Could have" doesn't work there. "May have" would mean "it's possible we will have finished the work by then.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: We will meet on Thursday and we could have finished this work by then.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "Could have" doesn't work there. "May have" would mean "it's possible we will have finished the work by then.
    I'd use "might have" there.

    More naturally, I would say "Let's meet on Thursday. Hopefully we'll have finished this/the work by then."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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