confused! what's the difference between them ?

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billy

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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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billy said:
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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