When the telephone rang one afternoon

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Bassim

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I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. I am not sure if I should write "did not imagine" or should it be " could not imagine"?

When the telephone rang one afternoon, Maria did not imagine how much that call was going to change her life. The well-known film director offered her the role in his film.
 

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Write could not imagine and, unless the role was mentioned in the previous sentence, a role.
 

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I guess from the context that this is the first mention of the director, so I would use an indefinite article.
 
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