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    confused! what's the difference between them ?

    hello,

    need you help with these two sentences below:

    1 The outdoor doesn't lock, somebody could've walked in at any point

    2 The outdoor doesn't lock, somebody could walk in at any point


    Besides, what does it mean by "at any point" ?


    thank you in advance

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    Re: confused! what's the difference between them ?

    Quote Originally Posted by billy
    hello,

    need you help with these two sentences below:

    1 The outdoor doesn't lock, somebody could've walked in at any point

    2 The outdoor doesn't lock, somebody could walk in at any point


    Besides, what does it mean by "at any point" ?


    thank you in advance
    1. The outside door wasn't locked/didn't lock; somebody could have walked in at any point. (past event; past consequences)

    2. The outside door doesn't lock; somebody could walk in at any time. (present tense; present to future consequences)

    "At any point" means at any moment, at any point in time.

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    I appreciate your help :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy
    I appreciate your help :)
    You're welcome. :wink:

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