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Why don't we use will or could?



 
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Why don't we use will or could? #1 (permalink) Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:50 am   Why don't we use will or could?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #119 "English Tenses", question 9

Mike: All right. You ......... stay as long as you don't make any noise.

(a) will
(b) could
(c) can
(d) will

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #119 "English Tenses", answer 9

Mike: All right. You can stay as long as you don't make any noise.

Correct answer: (c) can
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why don't we use will or could?
please tell me?

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Modal verb: can #2 (permalink) Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:25 am   Modal verb: can
 

Hi Mr Duong,

In this sentence: Mike: All right. You can stay as long as you don't make any noise. you use can as it means it is possible for you.

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likely typo #3 (permalink) Mon Oct 01, 2007 19:41 pm   likely typo
 

Isn't a typo there as both a and d offer the same option (will)? It gives a clue that either of them is wrong and makes getting the right answer easier :).

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Why don't we use will or could? #4 (permalink) Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:51 am   Why don't we use will or could?
 

They are supposed to lure you into choosing the wrong answer "will" :) Isn't it a good trick?
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Why don't we use will or could? #5 (permalink) Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:44 am   Why don't we use will or could?
 

why not: could?

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Why don't we use will or could? #6 (permalink) Thu Sep 29, 2011 20:35 pm   Why don't we use will or could?
 

You can't use 'could' with 'All right'.
All right provides the confirmation that it will definitely happen. Permission is given using 'you can'.
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