[Grammar] Researchers are visiting Loch Ness next week to see if they (can/could) find ...

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wotcha

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Researchers are visiting Loch Ness next week to see if they can/could find signs of the Loch Monster. i seriously doubt they will/would find anything. if they found something, i am sure they will/would become famous.


I think the answers are 'can, will, would' and wonder if I'm right.

(Actually I'm very confused with the first choice between can and could)
 
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You are correct. You use "can" in the first sentence because it is talking about future possibility.
 

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They'd be extremely lucky to find sings, and you may want to look at your capital letters there. ;-)
 

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They'd be extremely lucky to find sings, and you may want to look at your capital letters there. ;-)

Perhaps it's a typo and he's referring to that recording of Nessie by Scottish folklorist Hamish MacGillicuddy "The songs of the Loch Ness Monster".
 
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