"I could to do"

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Odessa Dawn

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Their mother Mrs. Wang remembers, "People always pointed at my children and other kids made fun of them and hated them just because they were deaf. They were so embarrassed that they cried. It always broke my heart – and there was never anything I could to do change things!"
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Is it possible to use the past tense with always or never?

Does "I could to do" make sense? Don’t we need a verb in the base form after a modal verb?

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It should be '...and there was never anything I could do to change things!'

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Is there any reason why you always put a comma after 'Thank you'?
 

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Thank you for your question, CS. I do receive emails such the above one from native English speakers using a comma after "Thank you." I think it is a style. But if it goes against your wishes, I will not use that style any more.
 
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