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Can be vs Could be Options
Dukul
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 7:22:00 PM

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Which one sounds natural? Is there any difference in meaning between them? Do I need to change those for sounding natural?



1. You can't even imagine how beautiful Hindi songs can be unless you listen to it.

2. You can't even imagine how beautiful Hindi songs could be unless you listen to it.
FounDit
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 10:00:39 PM

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Dukul wrote:
Which one sounds natural? Is there any difference in meaning between them? Do I need to change those for sounding natural?


This one is the most natural. It says Hindi songs can be beautiful (that is, it is possible for them to be beautiful), and you can't imagine how much so unless you listen to them.
1. You can't even imagine how beautiful Hindi songs can be unless you listen to it.

This one conveys a slightly different idea. It says Hindi songs could be beautiful, which gives the idea they are not now, but they could be if you listen to them. They won't be beautiful unless you listen to them.
2. You can't even imagine how beautiful Hindi songs could be unless you listen to it.
Dukul
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:36:22 AM

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FounDit wrote:
Dukul wrote:
Which one sounds natural? Is there any difference in meaning between them? Do I need to change those for sounding natural?


This one is the most natural. It says Hindi songs can be beautiful (that is, it is possible for them to be beautiful), and you can't imagine how much so unless you listen to them.
1. You can't even imagine how beautiful Hindi songs can be unless you listen to it.

This one conveys a slightly different idea. It says Hindi songs could be beautiful, which gives the idea they are not now, but they could be if you listen to them. They won't be beautiful unless you listen to them.
2. You can't even imagine how beautiful Hindi songs could be unless you listen to it.


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