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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Use of the wrong tense
Using can instead of could in a subordinate clause.
Don’t say: Ben thought he can win the prize.
üSay:Ben thought he could win the prize.
Can changes to could in subordinate clauses, when the verb in the main clause is in the past simple tense.