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    Bassim is offline VIP Member
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    When the telephone rang one afternoon

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. I am not sure if I should write "did not imagine" or should it be " could not imagine"?

    When the telephone rang one afternoon, Maria did not imagine how much that call was going to change her life. The well-known film director offered her the role in his film.

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    Re: When the telephone rang one afternoon

    Write could not imagine and, unless the role was mentioned in the previous sentence, a role.
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    Re: When the telephone rang one afternoon

    I guess from the context that this is the first mention of the director, so I would use an indefinite article.

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