how to pronounce could


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“… still good now you could go to the Apple …”

meanings of could


  1. Conditional of can.
  2. Used as a past subjunctive (contrary to fact).
  3. Used to show the possibility that something might happen.
  4. Used to politely ask for permission to do something.
  5. Used to politely ask for someone else to do something.
  6. Simple past tense of can.
  7. Used to suggest something.


  1. Something that could happen, or could be the case, under different circumstances; a potentiality.

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