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    #1

    "We can or we will" which one is correct?

    Hi,

    Which statement is correct?

    "I thought we can go to beach in the evening if you come early"

    or

    "I thought we will go to beach in the evening if you come early"

    Please help. Thanks.


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    Re: "We can or we will" which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhanu View Post
    Hi,

    Which statement is correct?

    "I thought we can go to beach in the evening if you come early"

    or

    "I thought we will go to beach in the evening if you come early"

    Please help. Thanks.
    Both are possible.


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    Re: "We can or we will" which one is correct?

    BRIT. ENG.
    "I thought we can go to beach in the evening if you come early"
    The sentence is indicating a 'possibility'. Hence, 'could' is used, not 'can'.

    "I thought we will go to beach in the evening if you come early"
    compare:
    I thought, "We will go to beach in the evening if ..."

    Can you see that your sentence is not direct speech? 'thought' is in the Past tense, so:
    I thought we would go to beach in the evening if you come early.

    However, I can imagine both of your sentences as being common in America.

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