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    Question can/could

    dear teacher;
    what's the differance between can / could and the rule of using each(in which phrase)?

    N.R
    noor.alhudaa@yahoo.com

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    Re: can/could

    Quote Originally Posted by N.R View Post
    dear teacher;
    what's the differance between can / could and the rule of using each(in which phrase)?

    N.R
    noor.alhudaa@yahoo.com
    If "I can do it" is reported by somebody, it will be: She said that I could do it".

    Could is mostly used in the place of 'may' as a very polite gesture.

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