I am tired from being all I could be, I mean I would like to make efforts to do what I can do even if it's almost impossible.1. Aren't you tired form being all you could be?
The present auxiliary "can" is not that complicated than its past form "could." "Can" indicates the your capability of doing something, which means that you are able to do it. However, "could" could indicate the same thing just that it could be more imaginary like "I wish I could fly." Okay, back to your example senetence, "all I can be" sounds less imaginary than "all I could be" does.2. Aren't you tried from being all you can be?
As Mr. MM said, both indicate a possibility. Other than that, you would have to learn to feel the difference once in a while.What do these mean?
3. I could make a change myself.
4. I can make a change myself.
Can you tell me how do feel it? This is not an assigment of course. :lol: :lol:5. I could finish my tasks in time.
6. I can finish my tasks in time.
5. I can tell when my truck is going to lose traction.
6. I could tell when my truck is going to lose traction.
3. I guessed I could go to school next year.
4. I guessed I can go to school next year.
So this is not incorrect right?With requests, speakers tend to use 'can', but they should be using 'could'. The assumption is that 'can' is informal and 'could' is formal, but that's not true. 'can' means ability, whereas could means, possibility.
Pat: Could I borrow that from you, if you don't need it?