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Why "could" can go with first conditional ,i think that it goes with second?
 
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magdalena said:
Why "could" can go with first conditional ,i think that it goes with second?
It can? I also thought it goes with the 2nd conditional.:-D :roll:

If I could...I would...
 

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magdalena said:
Why "could" can go with first conditional ,i think that it goes with second?

The modal "could" indicates a neutral possibility.

If it doesn't rain tomorrow, we could go for a walk in the park. - a real possibility in the speaker's mind - There's a possibility of going for a walk tomorrow.

If it weren't raining now, we could go for a walk in the park. - They probably won't go for a walk.
 
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