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    Can, could, will, would

    According to your telling me that will/can/could/would differ in the degree of certainity, please tell me these sentences which I think are right are correct or not:

    I always know I could trust you.
    I've always known I can trust you.
    I always knew I can trust you.

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    #2

    re: Can, could, will, would

    Hi puzzle

    As a Brit, but not a teacher, I would advise as follows:

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    According to your telling me that will/can/could/would differ in the degree of certainity, please tell me these sentences which I think are right are correct or not:

    I always know I could trust you.
    Doesn't work for me. I would say:
    I always know I can trust you or
    I always knew I could trust you.

    I've always known I can trust you.
    Yes, but I would rather say:
    I've always known I could trust you.

    I always knew I can trust you.
    Doesn't work for me. I would say:
    I always knew I could trust you.
    Hope this helps
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    Smile re: Can, could, will, would

    PM to Puzzle:
    Now do you believe me?

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    #4

    re: Can, could, will, would

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    PM to Puzzle:
    Now do you believe me?
    Funny, puzzle, David is an expert.


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    #5

    re: Can, could, will, would

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    According to your telling me that will/can/could/would differ in the degree of certainity, please tell me these sentences which I think are right are correct or not:

    I always know I could trust you.
    I've always known I can trust you.
    I always knew I can trust you.
    Is this the continuation of another thread, Puzzle?

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    #6

    re: Can, could, will, would

    I didn't expect so much friendly answers.Thank all of you!
    I understand Neillythere's is perfectly right. I just wonder mine is completely wrong?

    Ps. David, I always know I CAN believe you.

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    #7

    Can, could, will, would

    Corrections, suggestions in blue.

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    I didn't expect so much friendly answers.Thank all of you!
    I understand Neillythere's is perfectly right. I just wonder mine is completely wrong?

    Ps. David, I always know I CAN believe you.
    I didn't expect so many friendly answers. Thanks to all of you! Iunderstand that Neillythere is perfectly right. I just wonder why mine is completely wrong?

    PS: David, I know I can always believe you.
    Words mean different things depending on the situation (context). How a word is used depends on what the person wants to say.

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    Re: Can, could, will, would

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