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Jamil

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what are the differences between the two questions:
Why couldn't he has come to the party?
Why couldn't he come to the party?

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I think the first should be Why hasn't he come to the party?
 

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Re:
  • Why hasn't he come to the party?
Meaning:
  • "What is the reason he didn't go come the party?"
(He might have changed his mind about going.)

Re:
  • Why couldn't he come to the party?
Meaning:
  • "What prevented him from coming to the party?"
(Perhaps some urgent matter demanded his attention.)

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