could

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解釋

aux.「can」的過去式;能夠,打算;用於假設語氣的條件句;用於虛擬語氣的結論句;

例句

Historically there was no letter "l" in the word "could"; it was inserted by analogy with "would".
在歷史上,could一詞中沒有字母l;那是按照would一詞類推而加上去的

He could redeem Zaccheus' past, He could transform the present and He could re-direct the future.
祂能夠赦免撒該的過去、祂能夠改變他的現在,祂也能夠引導他的將來。

I could be hurtful I could be purple, I could be anything you like.
可以是有害得,可以是紫色得,可以為您做任何改變。

If I could do it over, could I protect my family better?
如果我重新干一遍,我能否較好地保護我的家庭?

He could do it that way, he could lie in wait for Dennison in his car.
這麼做他行,他可以說自己在等丹尼森,然後用車撞過去。

  1. A person with whom you 'could' have sex but don't want to. i.e it is physically possible. One stage lower than a 'would', two stages lower than a 'good' but one higher than a 'dud'.
    John - "What is the Good, Would, Could, Dud status of your new class mate? Dave - "2 goods, 4 woulds, 3 coulds and 2 duds. Not bad really" Rev Tolstoy - "How is the new choir leader Deacon Johnson?" Deacon Johnson - "Well I could I suppose but I'd have to be fucking pissed"